• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 12 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Lustrous Evergreen Foliage
    Late Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:vy-BER-num
    Plant type:Shrub
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 12 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design 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); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Magnolia (Magnolia); Hosta (Hosta); Astilbe (Astilbe)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in average, evenly moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Fertilize 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.
  • History & Lore
    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.
    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.


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