Korean Spice Viburnum
Amazing Fragrant Flowers Korean Spice Viburnum
- Incredibly Fragrant Shrub
- Waxy Red Buds Open to Light Pink Fragrant Spring Blooms
- Beautiful Leathery Leaves are Small and Fine-Textured
- Gorgeous Wine Red and Purple Fall Color
- Lovely Branch Structure
- Butterfly Magnet
- Smaller Shrub is Easy to Grow
- Tough Privacy Screen
- Insect & Disease Resistant
- Deer Tend to Leave it Alone
A customer favorite and best seller for good reason, the lovely Korean Spice Viburnum (Viburnum carlesii)—also known as Koreanspice—is a wonderfully fragrant deciduous shrub. If you had to pick only one shrub to plant in your yard, Koreanspice Viburnum would be that shrub. You'll fall for the ornamental flowers and heavenly scent.
Koreanspice Viburnum is a charming shrub in every way. In spring, petite pink buds unfurl their delicate petals to reveal pink-tinted blossoms that slowly transition to white.
Wonderfully waxy red flower buds open to white blooms clusters at the same time as your spring flowering bulbs. These 3-inch floral snowballs that are sure to turn your head every time you step outside when they are in bloom. Their spicy scent will draw you closer and be an irresistible call to hummingbirds and butterflies so early in the season.
Koreanspice's 4-inch, dark green leaves provide a lush, verdant appearance in your yard. They add a dash of spicy red and purple / burgundy fall color that lasts and lasts until late in the season. This fine-textured shrub looks great all growing season long.
Koreanspice Viburnum also has an upright, open-branching nature, so it looks great in winter, too. Add another cultivar like Spice Baby™ Koreanspice as a cross-pollination partner. Your local songbirds will appreciate having the red berries that turn nearly black in autumn. You’ll like adding a bit of extra interest on this exceptional, ornamental shrub.
Koreanspice has no significant disease or insect issues. It's a good source of food and cover for wildlife, but deer tend to pass it by. It adapts well to a wide variety of environmental climates.
You’ll find many places to add the compact, rounded Koreanspice Viburnum to your landscape. It’s so easy to care for and offers so much. Order yours today!
How to Use Korean Spice Viburnum in the Landscape
Koreanspice is one of the most popular, best-selling plants because of its incredible spicy flowers that exude such an intoxicating fragrance. To date, nobody has been able to successfully recreate that sweet and spicy scent in a candle or spray.
You’ll have to grow your own and relish the spring bloom time. Koreanspice is a plant that belongs right below your kitchen window, outside of your family room, at your front entrance and along the patio.
These compact shrubs can make handsome foundation plantings. They are just the right size to use as a low privacy screen along the back of your patio seating area. Heavenly!
Include a few as specimens in your mixed shrub borders or repeat them across the back of your perennial beds as a dramatic backdrop. You'll want to cut some of the sweet pink flower buds for cut flower arrangements. Enjoy watching them open in the vase.
Use a hedge of them in full sun or part shade to screen out short, ugly views like the neighbors garbage cans or to hide your air conditioning unit. Plant several 2 ½-3 feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. You’ll create a wonderful small fragrant hedge with nice rounded form and little pruning.
Koreanspice Viburnum is a fantastic backdrop to your perennial garden or in a mixed shorter shrub border. Use it throughout all of your landscape plantings to weave a common thread of light pink and white flowers, great summer foliage, and outstanding fall color.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Koreanspice will adapt to almost any soil type, as long as it drains after a rain event. It's easily grown in average, well-drained soil. If you see puddles that last a long time after a rain shower, bring in additional soil and mound it up to 18 inches. Plant directly in that mound.
Give young plants a moderate amount of moisture on a regular basis to establish them in your landscape. After the first seasons, they can tolerate short periods of drought. However, it is best to keep your Viburnums healthy and stress-free by adding water when needed to the soil.
Wait to prune until after those amazing flowers are finished in spring. It’s rare to need to tip prune, but you can shorten up the ends of branches right after flowering if you’d like.
You can also remove the largest, thickest stems from the ground every few years. This will rejuvenate your shrub. Leave the young stems in place, which will flower nicely for you next spring.
Spicy flowers and fragrance on a beautiful, hardy shrub—Korean Spice Viburnum seems to have it all! Order this amazing plant and perfume your landscape today!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Botanical Name||Viburnum carlesii|
|Mature Height||4 - 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Flower Color||Pink, White|
|Fall Color||Burgundy / Purple|