5 reviews
  • Grows fast

  • Evergreen hedge

  • Showy flowers

  • Fragrant

Sale price $59.95

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  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

Fast Growing & Delightfully Fragrant Spring Flowers

If you are looking for a plant that will really add a ‘wow’ factor to your yard, the Sweet Viburnum shrub is an optimum choice. This easy-to-grow shrub offers dark green accents and beautiful fall colors with minimum maintenance—a win-win situation! The Sweet Viburnum growth rate makes it a great choice if you are looking to add beauty to your landscape quickly!

The green foliage of the Sweet Viburnum bush is smooth textured and covered in dark green leaves. Tiny fragrant white flowers are held in loose, branching clusters that develop in early spring, are pleasantly sweet smelling, and cover the plant. The shrub’s red berries turn to blue black and are attractive to birds, but they are sparingly produced in Florida. The red fruit appears later in the year as the plant exhibits beautiful fall foliage and gives viburnum excellent winter interest.

The Sweet Viburnum hedge is a favorite among landscapers and gardeners to use as a framing plant due to the delectable springtime fragrance. The Sweet Viburnum growth rate is also why it’s a favorite – it can grow 1-2 feet per year.  The Sweet Viburnum height can grow very large – up to 25-30 feet tall and 15-25 feet wide at mature size making it a nice privacy hedge or windbreak.


This fast growing viburnum plant prefers growing in slightly acidic, moist, well drained soil and is moderately drought tolerant. Grows best in full sun to partial shade.  The bloom time for its extremely fragrant flower clusters is in spring and it can handle a wide range of soil types except for wet soil conditions which lead to root rot.

Viburnum odoratissimum grows best in the US Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8-10 (not the most cold hardy). It is beautiful, versatile, and rarely bothered by pests or disease. This aesthetic plant can be potentially a very large evergreen shrub or small viburnum tree.

The best time of the year to plant this viburnum evergreen is anytime! It does best in southern climates therefore you can plant it any time of year except in freezing temperatures. Prune your viburnum tree after the green bush has finished flowering for the best results. You can even prune it into a small tree.

This hardy viburnum shrub does require extensive watering during the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. Irrigation atop of the root ball may help roots grow into surrounding soils.

Check out our Sweet Viburnum for sale to add to your landscape today! It is one of the best smelling viburnums and the small white spring flowers will not disappoint.

Viburnum Growing Guide coming soon.

Check out our blog post on other Plants that Produce Berries.

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Botanical Name
Viburnum Odoratissimum

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color

Flower Color

Mature Width
15-25 ft

Mature Height
25-30 ft

Growing Zones8, 9, 10

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United States United States

Came in beautiful shape. Taking nicely after a month.


Perfect Plants

Hey there, Thank you for taking the time to leave an awesome review of our Sweet Viburnum, we appreciate you! Best, Shirley

Patty D.
United States United States

Great customer service

There was a glitch with my order--the wrong plants arrived due to mislabeling. But customer service took care if it promptly, sending out the correct order within a few days. The plants that arrived were beautiful and healthy. Will order more from this business. I'd have given 5 stars if not for the mix-up.


Perfect Plants

Hi Patty, thanks so much for the kind review on our Sweet Viburnum shrubs. We were happy to fix the experience for you!


Beautiful healthy plants! Very pleased. Better than I anticipated. Will definitely be purchasing more. Arrived in perfect condition!


Perfect Plants

Happy to hear everything went well with your Sweet Viburnum, Karen and that you're enjoying them immensely. Take care!

Amma R.

This plant makes the whole walkway smell amazing!! I love viburnums for their low maintenance qualities and the customer service from Perfect Plants was very helpful.


Perfect Plants

Thank you, Amma for your kind words. We love the smell too of our Sweet Viburnum, so this is something we love to hear. If you ever have any questions, please let us know. Smell you later.


Skeptic at first but the plant I received look very much like the one pictured. Very impressed.


Perfect Plants

Thank you Emeline for your kind words and your feedback. Enjoy your Sweet Viburnum.

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