If you are looking for a plant that will really add a ‘wow’ factor to your yard, the Sweet Viburnum hedge is an optimum choice. This easy-to-grow shrub offers dark green accents with minimum maintenance—a win-win situation! The Sweet Viburnum growth rate makes it a great choice if you are looking to add beauty quickly!
The foliage of the Sweet Viburnum bush is smooth and bright green. Tiny white flowers are held in loose, branching clusters that develop in early spring and are pleasingly sweet smelling and cover the plant. The shrub’s red berries turn to black and are attractive to birds, but they are sparingly produced in Florida. The red fruit appears in the fall.
The Sweet Viburnum shrub is one 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 making it a great privacy hedge.
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 part shade. The bloom time for its fragrant flower clusters is in spring and it can handle a wide range of soil types except wet soils which lead to root rot.
Viburnum odoratissimum grows best in 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.
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 will not dissapoint.
Viburnum Growing Guide coming soon.
Check out our blog post on other Plants that Produce Berries.
- Grows fast
- Evergreen hedge
- Showy flowers