Zone 7 vs 8 - Knowledgebase Question

Lithonia, GA
Question by sylviaraye
December 9, 2006
Will an odoratissimum viburnum survive in zone 7? I am finding conflicting info; some say it's hardy in zone 7 some say zone 8.
I want a fast growing hedge for privacy. Fragrance is a BIG bonus.


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Answer from NGA
December 9, 2006

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Viburnum odoratissimum is native to Asia. It is often planted in the southern United States and in other semi-tropical areas. It needs full sun to light shade and tolerates moderate shade, but may become scraggly under low light conditions.
It is only hardy in USDA Zones 8-10. It is not recommended for zone 7. Wish I had better news for you!

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