VIBURNUM odoratissimum

Commonly known as Sweet viburnum

Striking leathery leaves, fragrant white flowers, red fruit
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    glossy, irregularly toothed dark-green leaves to 20cm (8in) long
  • White
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Spread
    5m (16ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Vigorous, bushy shrub. Produces small, tubular flowers 6mm (¼in) across in broadly conical panicles 8-19cm (3-4in) long followed by ovoid, red fruit 1cm (½in) long ripening to black.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

VIBURNUM odoratissimum

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, viburnum beetle, honey fungus, leaf spot.
    Place of origin
    India, Burma, China, Japan
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
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5m (16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

Buy Varieties of VIBURNUM odoratissimum

VIBURNUM odoratissimum 'Coppertop'

VIBURNUM odoratissimum 'Coppertop'

Sweet viburnum

glossy evergreen with bronze new shoots. White fragrant flowers and compact habit

 
£20.00 each 
VIBURNUM odoratissimum 'Emerald Lustre'

VIBURNUM odoratissimum 'Emerald Lustre'

Sweet viburnum

lustrous green leaves with new shoots tinged pink

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£17.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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