Viburnum carlesii
Koreanspice Viburnum

 Plant Type:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
Pink;white (Dome-like 2-3" flower clusters emerging with unfolding leaves; reddish-pink in bud, opening to pink and fading to white with clove-like fragrance in early May)
Green (Gray-green velvety foliage in summer); Red (Inconsistent reddish fall foliage)
Red (Dull red fruits ripen to black in fall; seldom showy)
Prefers moist, well-drained, slightly acid soil
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves (2-4" long and wide) are opposite, simple, broad ovate, rounded at base, irregularly dentate, dull green with stellate (star-shaped) pubescence above and paler and pubescent below.

Additional Information

Very fragrant when in bloom. Bacterial leaf spot can be a problem in some settings. Prune immediately after flowering for best flower show the next year.

When Viburnum carlesii has been observed flowering or fruiting at Purdue University





29 Viburnum carlesii found

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