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) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun Sun to Partial Shade
Bloom Color: Pink White/Near White
Bloom Time: Mid Spring
Foliage: Deciduous Good Fall Color
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
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 semi-hardwood cuttings By grafting
Seed Collecting: N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed
On Mar 26, 2007, nifty413 from Garland, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
This plant thrived as a container specimen for 12 years before I planted it into its permanent location. Having now been in the ground for over 3 years, it has really become quite spectacular. Viburnums are not well-known in my area as being sun, heat and drought tolerant, yet this plant has survived all with flying colors. The fragrance of the blooms rivals that of jasmine and gardenia.
I cannot imagine giving this plant anything but A+ for its performance here in Zone 5a/b. I found this cultivar almost 11 years ago at a large garden center in what looked like a five-gallon pot. The top growth was already at 3+ feet. I planted it at the front of the house near the doorway, and today it stands at a well rounded 8'. I have since added another one near the back entrance. It blooms very early, usually around the last week in April here. Intensely fragrant, very hardy, and little care and pruning are needed.
On Jan 29, 2002, Copperbaron from Vicksburg, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:
The Judd viburnum is a hybrid between V. bitchiuense and V. carlesii but is superior to either of them. It is an open rounded shrub that is suited for full sun to part shade, well drained slightly acidic soils.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Berthoud, Colorado Chicago, Illinois Chillicothe, Illinois Hanna City, Illinois Northfield, Illinois Macy, Indiana Oak Park, Indiana Clermont, Kentucky Georgetown, Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky Nicholasville, Kentucky Sadieville, Kentucky Abingdon, Maryland Doniphan, Missouri Pacific, Missouri Lincoln, Nebraska Maybrook, New York Mint Hill, North Carolina Welch, Oklahoma Garland, Texas Norfolk, Virginia