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Viburnum carlesii Spice Baby™ (Koreanspice Viburnum)

Koreanspice Viburnum Spice Baby™, Korean Spice Viburnum Spice Baby™, Arrowwood Spice Baby™, Viburnum carlesii 'SMVCB', PP25872


Ideal for small gardens, Viburnum carlesii Spice Baby™ (Koreanspice Viburnum) is a dwarf, bushy, deciduous shrub with a profusion of large flower clusters that perfume the garden with their sweet, spicy fragrance in spring. Opening from red flower buds, pale pink flowers arranged in snowball clusters gradually fade to white as they mature. Elegantly held above the foliage, they are followed by bright red berries, borne in dense upward clusters. The foliage of broadly ovate, dark green leaves turns glorious red shades in fall. A wonderful miniature shrub with a long season of interest. Perfect for containers.

  • Grows up with an upright rounded habit to 3-5 ft. tall and wide (90-150 cm). Spice Baby requires another Viburnum carlesii for pollination before its flowers produce fruit.
  • A full sun or part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates a wide range of soil types, acidity, and moisture but is happiest in moist, acidic, well-drained soils in full sun.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant or in shrub borders, makes striking hedges and screens and lovely foundation plantings. A great shrub for the perennial border too! Plant your Koreanspice Viburnum near high traffic areas to enjoy its wonderful fragrance.
  • Attractive to birds but deer resistant.
  • Low maintenance, this plant has no serious insect or disease problems but watch for occasional leaf spot and powdery mildew.
  • Prune as required immediately after flowering. Cut older branches back to encourage growth
  • Fruit if eaten can cause a mild stomach upset.
  • Native to Korean and Japan.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 4 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Viburnums
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 40" – 72" (100cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 4 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Viburnums
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 40" – 72" (100cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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