Chindo Sweet Viburnum
Chindo Sweet Viburnum
Viburnum awabuki 'Chindo'Item #7475 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11
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Excellent dense tall hedge with the bonus of fragrant spring blooms. Lustrous dark green leaves back clusters of white flowers followed by red berries that later turn black. Evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:vy-BER-numPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast grower to 12 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Late springFlower color:WhiteDesign IdeasThis tall shrub makes an excellent hedge or screen, providing fragrant flowers and fall/winter fruit. Also useful in the back of the border as an accent.Companion PlantsWhite Florida Anise-Tree (Illicium floridanum 'Alba') with its showy white flowers. Use the variegated foliage of Sunrise Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora 'Sunrise') as a contrast. The form and uprightflower clusters of Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia) also works well.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: late winter or early spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:The viburnum clan falls into the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae. The genus, classified by Linnaeus includes over 225 species spread over most of the globe an on virtually every continent. Th species is native to Japan, Korea and Taiwan and introduced in 1818. It has proven to be highly variable, producing different forms within its range. Originally it was classified as V. odoratisssimum var. Awabuki but this plant has been since given its own species. The name Awabuki is derived from its place of origin in Japan.Lore:This cultivar of Viburnum Awabuki was collected by J.C. Raulston of North Carolina State University Arboretum, from plants he found on the South Korean island of Chindo in 1985.