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Sweet Viburnum
Viburnum odoratissimum

Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Species: odoratissimum (oh-dor-uh-TISS-ee-mum) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Leathery-Textured

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

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

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

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Phoenix, Arizona

Clearwater, Florida

Daytona Beach, Florida

Gibsonton, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Lecanto, Florida

Malabar, Florida

Ocala, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Umatilla, Florida

Saint Simons Island, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Austin, Texas

Conroe, Texas

Houston, Texas

New Caney, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
3
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 7, 2015, poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Central Phoenix -- I have only 1 left of several Viburnum odoratissimum that came with my yard. It is probably around 60 years old and is about 10+ feet tall and 8+ feet across. It has been pruned severely at least once in its life (by me) and responds by growing more vigorously. It is a great filler plant and doesn't seem to mind Phoenix heat. But, it needs frequent pruning to keep it in check.

Neutral

On Dec 23, 2010, wormfood from Lecanto, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Great tree but I have a real problem with aphids every spring before flowering.
And the roots are shallow so it needs supplemental waterings during hot spells.

Neutral

On Oct 8, 2009, MICHAELARYAN from New Caney, TX wrote:

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY SHRUB, ABOUT 15 FEET TALL AND MAYBE 10 YEARS OLD. IT HAS NEVER BLOOMED ? DOES ANYONE KNOW IF IT NEEDS SOMETHING SPECIAL (POTASH?)
I HAVE TRIED MIRACLE GROW, HIBISCUS FOOD AND
ROSE FOOD..................
THX MIKE

Positive

On Sep 4, 2004, thesmorphoros from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Great and fast growing evergreen shrub. Dark green leaves, small white flowers in spring, attractive as a background, hedge or as a privacy screen.