Judd Viburnum

Viburnum x juddii

Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Species: x juddii (JUD-ee-eye) (Info)
Hybridized by W. H. Judd
Registered or introduced: 1920



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


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:


White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring



Good Fall Color

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


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


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Berthoud, Colorado

Chicago, Illinois

Chillicothe, Illinois

Hanna City, Illinois

Winnetka, Illinois

Jeffersonville, Indiana

Macy, Indiana

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Nicholasville, Kentucky

Sadieville, Kentucky

Abingdon, Maryland

Doniphan, Missouri

Pacific, Missouri

Lincoln, Nebraska

Maybrook, New York

Charlotte, North Carolina

Enid, Oklahoma

Welch, Oklahoma

Garland, Texas

Norfolk, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 31, 2014, outdoorlover from Enid, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Planted two of these 1 1/2 years ago and they are doing very well. However, I lost the 2 trees which formerly shaded them so we will see how they perform in hot, hot Oklahoma sun. Considered moving them, and might still. If they don't fare well this summer and are still alive, I'll move them in the fall.


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.


On Feb 12, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

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.