General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 7 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: Red maturing to black
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: pink buds open white snowballs
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2010 Oklahoma Proven! plant selection

Common names
  • Koreanspice Viburnum
  • Mayflower Viburnum
  • Arrowwood

  • Posted by calconey (Central Ohio - Zone 6a) on May 15, 2014 3:58 PM concerning plant:
    Most wonderful fragrance. Handsome clean foliage with nice fall color. I enjoy the flower buds too. They look like little cauliflowers.
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Apr 30, 2019 2:53 PM concerning plant:
    This is a clean, neat shrub that is commonly planted species in landscapes. I see it used more by landscape architects and designers than the general public; the latter who are not as a aware of Viburnums. This is one of those Viburnum species that has scruffy buds and twigs, along with grey-green leaves rough to the touch. (There are other Viburnums that are smooth without rough hair on buds and leaves.) The rounded flower clusters are very spicy fragrant, having a pinkish tint at first, with individual flowers a bout 1/2 inch in diameter, and the semi-rounded flower clusters about 2 to 3 inches wide in April - May for about 10 days. It can get good wine red fall color, but not always. The hybrid Judd Viburnum that is a little larger shrub and having smaller, dark green leaves is sometimes substituted instead.
  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Mar 23, 2012 1:51 PM concerning plant:
    Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.

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