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PlantFiles: Sweet Viburnum
Viburnum odoratissimum

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

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral wormfood 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 MICHAELARYAN 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 thesmorphoros 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.

Regional...

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

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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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