Chindo Sweet Viburnum
Chindo Sweet Viburnum
Viburnum awabuki 'Chindo'Item #7475 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11
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An excellent tall hedge with lustrous dark green leaves. The dense foliage backs clusters of fragrant white flowers. The spring blooms are followed by heavy clusters of red berries that ripens to black in the fall. Ideal for a wildlife garden. Evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:vy-BER-numPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast grower to 12 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Deer Resistant, Fast Growing, Ornamental Berries, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Late SpringFlower color:WhiteGarden styleCottageDesign 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 PlantsBeautyberry (Callicarpa); Azalea (Azalea); Magnolia (Magnolia); Hosta (Hosta); Astilbe (Astilbe)
- 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.