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Viburnum odoratissimum/Sweet Viburnum

Viburnum odoratissimum / Viburnum odoratissimum
Large leathery leaves
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Large leathery leaves

Foliage and flower buds in early spring

A branch of foliage

Spring foliage and floral units beginning to be prominent

Large shrub in spring bloom

The sweet viburnum can grow into a moderate sized evergreen tree

A large mass can have a commanding presence in a landscape

Close-up view of foliage

Close-up view of spring flowers

A single lawn specimen

Foliage and early flower buds

Privacy hedge

Large specimen shrub or small tree

Large, mature shrub in full spring bloom

Foliage and early spring flower buds. Note some of previous season's leaves beginning to turn yellow and will drop

A large clump of sweet viburnums

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Scientific Name: Viburnum odoratissimum
Common Name: Sweet Viburnum
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red, Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: This viburnum grows to be very large and is an excellent choice for locations where a large, heavy dense hedge is needed and can be accommodated. It is best to allow plants to grow naturally rather than giving a harsh pruning. The large yellow green leaves have a foul odor when crushed. This viburnum will grow to become a small evergreen tree in time.