• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing, upright habit reaches 6 to 12 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy, Fragrant Flowers
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:vy-BER-num x berk-WOOD-eye
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing, upright habit reaches 6 to 12 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasThis tall shrub can be used for good effect against an arbor where it almost looks like a climber. Its handsome, glossy foliage and fragrant flowers will provide interest from early spring through fall.
    Companion PlantsMagnolia (Magnolia); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela); Witch Hazel (Hamamelis); Sweetspire (Itea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-draining soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, appearance, prune annually to shape.Pruning time: late winter or early 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 - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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