• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate grower to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Fragrant
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:vy-BER-num x JUD-eye
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant
    Design IdeasAn outstanding background shrub for carefree landscapes that blends into the mixed shrub border for seasonal interest. Plant as informal hedge as a visual barrier or privacy screen in sideyards or where neighbors are too close. Makes an excellent food plant for bird and wildlife gardens.
    Companion PlantsGroup this viburnum with large flowering shrubs such as Pocahontas Canadian Lilac, (Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Pocahontas'), Roseum Elegans Rhododendron, (Rhododendron x 'Roseum Elegans'), Helene Rose of Sharon, (Hibiscus syriacus 'Helene') and for fall color use Cole's Compact Burning Bush, (Euonymus alatus 'Cole's Compact').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This viburnum is a hybrid between Korean native V. carlesii and V. bitchiuense, a little known species found in Japan and Korea. It was bred by William H. Judd, who propagated many plants at the Arnold Arboretum and introduced this one around 1920.
    Lore:
    The genus Viburnum contains species native to nearly every continent on earth.