Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Bloom Color: Pink White/Near White
Bloom Time: Mid Spring
Foliage: Deciduous Smooth-Textured
Other details: Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings Flowers are fragrant
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From softwood cuttings
Seed Collecting: Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
On May 1, 2013, ladams1221 from Lake Darby, OH wrote:
It's May 1st, and I'm sitting in the shade of a gorgeous Kwanzan cherry tree in full, glorious bloom, with the scent of the Koreanspice viburnum wafting on the air, in my Columbus, Ohio garden. Just heavenly! I love this viburnum, not only for its beautiful, abundant flowers with their heady scent, but also for its architectural branches. Just an all-around grade A shrub. Highly recommended.
On Mar 27, 2012, kwanjin from West Valley City, UT (Zone 7a) wrote:
I bought this from Home Depot in the Summer of 2010. It sat in the pot in came in for the rest of the year and into the following Fall. I planted it in Oct. of 2011 and, this year, it will bloom for the first time for me. It has had no problems adjusting to the various situations in which I have put it.
On Apr 1, 2011, bungalow1056 from Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
This is an excellent deciduous shrub for a sunny or lightly shaded spot in the garden. Mine doubled in size over one growing season. The fragrance of the blooms is delicious and potent, spicy and sweet as the name suggests. It wafts across the lawn on warm, breezy April days. I've had no trouble with pests on this shrub, unlike the aphid-magnet roses growing just 6 feet away.
Although it was slow to establish itself here in Zone 9a, the fragrance was well worth the wait. The blossoms have a sharp yet clean spicy fragrance that is complex and without a single dominant scent. The plant appears carefree and has taken transplanting without a whimper.
On Apr 24, 2004, bugaboo22 from Hightstown, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:
I love this shrub! It was kind of ratty when I bought it, but after the first year, it really took off. It's got delicate clusters of white flowers that smell absolutely wonderful -- somewhat reminiscent of cloves. I only wish it stayed in bloom for more than a couple of weeks. The small dark berries give it some Winter interest. It's been a delight to have in my garden.
On Jan 26, 2002, Copperbaron from Vicksburg, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:
This deciduous small shrub is native to Korea. It is 4'-6' tall with an equal spread, is rounded with upright spreading branches, and is a slow grower. Summer foliage is a dull green and autumn foliage is red, although not reliable. The pinkish white, fragrant flowers are born in dense clusters up to 3" in diameter on new wood and appear in late April. The fruit is red maturing to black in September.
The Korean Spice viburnum prefers well drained, mildly acidic soil in full sun to partial shade. This is a good plant for shrub borders, a fragrant garden, mass plantings, and for berries.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Lafayette, California Rohnert Park, California Denver, Colorado Sherman, Connecticut Marietta, Georgia Chicago, Illinois Indianapolis, Indiana Oak Park, Indiana Iowa City, Iowa Shawnee, Kansas Clermont, Kentucky Georgetown, Kentucky Kenton Vale, Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky Nicholasville, Kentucky Cornville, Maine Baltimore, Maryland Cloverly, Maryland Ellicott City, Maryland Mashpee, Massachusetts Nantucket, Massachusetts Pembroke, Massachusetts Okemos, Michigan Plymouth, Michigan Grandview, Missouri Maryland Heights, Missouri Hightstown, New Jersey Society Hill, New Jersey Winston-salem, North Carolina Bucyrus, Ohio Grove City, Ohio Lake Darby, Ohio Enid, Oklahoma Yukon, Oklahoma Allentown, Pennsylvania Coopersburg, Pennsylvania East Norriton, Pennsylvania Horsham, Pennsylvania Laflin, Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Foster, Rhode Island West Valley City, Utah Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia Mechanicsville, Virginia Graham, Washington Grand Mound, Washington Ridgefield, Washington Falling Waters, West Virginia Martinsburg, West Virginia Sheboygan, Wisconsin