American Spice Viburnum

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Tough native plant varieties are the most no-nonsense types around! Featuring gorgeous blooms, a unique spicy-sweet fragrance, and easy-going compact nature, plus fall color and berries - What more do you need? American Spice Viburnum (Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Duvone') is just that sort of shrub! Spring brings a burst of lovely deep green leaves that have a crinkled appearance and retain these features all growing season.

Late spring brings coral to rosy blushed buds that burst into clusters of white blooms, that sparkle in the sun! They have a spicy clove-like scent! Butterflies and other pollinators love these fragrant blooms that appear in rounded bouquets all over the shrub. Snip a few blossoms for your vases indoors and enjoy the clove-like fragrance anywhere you need a pick-me-up! The glossy, dark green leaves are semi-evergreen in the warmer of the American Spices' USDA growing zones 5-9!

Autumn brings shiny jewel berries that turn dark red to nearly black - and are highly sought-after by the birds. Highlighted by an amazing whirlwind of striking orange, scarlet, yellow, and green splashes of fall color of the foliage. Plant with multiple other Burkwood Viburnum varieties for increased pollination and therefore more of those showy The slower growth rate means no maintenance for the busy gardener and American Spice Viburnum retains a smaller, neat and tidy appearance!

Planting and Application:

Lovely accents in pollinator gardens, beds, borders and as a wonderful privacy hedge, be sure to plant these shrubs in a highly conspicuous location so you can enjoy all three of their seasons of the show! Viburnum are traditional additions to the cottage or rustic garden and the dark-green foliage creates the perfect backdrop for your other smaller shrubs and perennials.

Can you imagine a living fence of these blooming shrubs around seating areas, or as a backdrop to Roses, perhaps a berry-filled hedge that's filled with happy birdsong? How about these scented ornamentals lighting up your Moon Garden? Cut flower gardens and bird-friendly shelterbelts become divine swaths both you and your feathered friends will be drawn to!

Growing modestly to a 4-foot tall and wide shrub, American Spice is wonderful for use in large planters and containers! Situate these dynamic ornamentals at the start of a driveway or path, accent back entertaining areas, reading nooks or even your front porch for a fragrant welcome. The fragrance of the spring blooms will whisk you away to a place of tranquility as the dense branching brings privacy and screening. When used en masse as hedges or groupings, even the neighbors you are hiding from view won't mind being screened off by these fantastic shrubs!

  • White Mophead Flower Clusters - Clove-Like Fragrance
  • Hardy, Tough Shrub - Semi-Evergreen in Warm Growing Zones
  • Pollinator Friendly & Vital Songbird Food
  • Gorgeous Deep Green Crinkled Foliage & Multi-Color Fall Color
  • Containers, Low Hedges, Screening & Wildlife Interest

#ProPlantTips for Care:

American Spice thrives in full to part sun locations where the soil is well-drained and in average to higher moisture. Because this Viburnum variety can grow in either full sun or partial shade, it is a good choice to use throughout your landscape. Well-drained soil is best, but it will adapt to many soil types that shed water quickly after a rain event. Carefully water in new shrubs during their first season and again in the fall before winter. Prune lightly to shape right after flowering is finished. Don't wait too long, as this shrub blooms on last year's wood and you may prune off next year's flowers!

  • Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Almost Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune After Flowering & Appreciates Mulch
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Deer Tend to Leave it Alone & Juglone Resistant

Year-round interest, incredible fragrance, and dramatic fall color, all on a hardy, tough native shrub, you'll not go wrong with ordering the American Spice Viburnum from Nature Hills Nursery! Hurry before this scented ornamental selection sells out again!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Viburnum Bushes Fragrant?

The flowers on the American Spice Viburnum have a clove like spicy fragrance!

When Do You Prune Flowering Viburnum Shrubs?

Viburnum shrubs bloom on old wood, so it is very important to only prune them immediately after the flowers fade. Should you wish to enjoy the fruit that forms after the flowers fade, then do not prune, instead remove one-third of the oldest, fattest stems that are no longer as vigorous. Pruning them out at the ground level. This leaves fruit for birds and winter interest and increases overall plant vigor while reducing the size of your shrub.

Do Viburnums Like Full Sun or Shade? What is the Best Location for Viburnum?

Viburnums in general need full sun for the most fruit and flowers, but also do well in partial shade and afternoon shade. Highly adaptable, they enjoy mulched, enriched, well-drained soil that is slightly acidic. They need regular moisture while young, but once established will only need supplemental moisture during extreme heat and drought.

Does American Spice Viburnum Produce Fruit?

The American Spice Viburnum will produce red to black berries in the fall but they need another similar Viburnum x burkwoodii or another Burkwood Viburnum planted nearby for cross-pollination.

Does Viburnum Spread? How tall does American Spice Viburnum get?

American Spice Viburnum can form suckers at the base of the plant, but these can be removed when pruning after flowering or mowed down if you do not wish it to spread. Not invasive, these plants will politely form tidy thickets over time when allowed. American Spice Viburnum can grow 4 feet tall and wide in optimal conditions.

Do Viburnum Shrubs Lose Their Leaves in Winter?

American Spice Viburnum is a deciduous shrub that will drop its leaves in very cold winters in the fall with a kaleidoscope of orange, scarlet, yellow, and green coloration. In warmer climates, American Spice can be semi-evergreen.

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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American Spice Viburnum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Duvone'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 feet
Mature Spread 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate to Moist
Growth Rate Slow
Fall Color Yellow, Orange, Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes