• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slowly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide; up to 8 ft. tall with age.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant Spring Flowers
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:vy-BER-num kar-LEE-see-eye
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 11, 14 - 24
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slowly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide; up to 8 ft. tall with age.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasDisplay this shrub where you can enjoy the incredible fragrance of its spring flowers. Its spreading form can be included in the border with perennials and smaller shrubs. It can also take part shade, always a valuable asset in a shrub.
    Companion PlantsArborviate (Thuja); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Allium (Allium); Spurge (Euphorbia); Rosemary (Rosemarinus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in average, moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soil; does not tolerate soggy soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
    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
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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