• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant Flowers
    Early Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:vy-BER-num x bod-nan-TEN-see
    Plant type:Shrub
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 9, 14 - 24, 31, 32
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early Spring
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasBring year-round beauty to your garden with this fine shrub. Plant near a walkway or front door, where you can enjoy its fragrant winter blooms. Small enough to include in the tiniest of gardens. Attractive even when bare in winter, it's cinnamon colored branches in winter will force easily and are lovely in winter bouquets.
    Companion PlantsWitch Hazel (Hamamelis); Spirea (Spiraea); Magnolia (Magnolia); Sweetspire (Itea); Weigela (Weigela)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Adapts to most soils; tolerates clay if drainage is adequate. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.