Koreanspice Viburnum
Viburnum carlesii 'Compactum'

Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Species: carlesii (KARLS-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Compactum

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Good Fall Color

Other details:

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

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Sonoma, California

Lake Bluff, Illinois

Palatine, Illinois

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Pequannock, New Jersey

Elba, New York

Memphis, Tennessee

Seattle, Washington

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 19, 2004, roseofkaren from Palatine, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This viburnmum stays small, about 36", and is perfect in the front of my house where it borders the walkway. This way when you pass it while in bloom, you can't help but smell its wonderful flowers. The smell is reminisent of a hyacynth. The leaves have a wonderful fuzzy texture that add interest.