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Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
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
Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: Red maturing to black
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
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
Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2010 Oklahoma Proven! plant selection

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Common names
  • Koreanspice Viburnum
  • Mayflower Viburnum
  • Arrowwood

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Location: Southern Pines, NC (Downtown park)
Date: March 29, 2023
Koreanspice Viburnum #197 nn; LHB p. 938, 188-2-14, "Ancient Lati
Location: Willow Valley Communities Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2020-04-04
Location: Willow Valley Communities, Willow Street, Pennsylvania
Date: 2022-04-15
Location: Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania
Date: 2023-04-05
Location: Aberdeen, NC (my garden 2022)
Date: March 29, 2023
Koreanspice Viburnum #197 nn; LHB p. 938, 188-2-14, "Ancient Lati
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Downtown park)
Date: March 29, 2023
Koreanspice Viburnum #197 nn; LHB p. 938, 188-2-14, "Ancient Lati
Location: Botanical Garden of Delft
Date: 2019-04-15
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-03-29
Bloom cluster

Date: c. 1941
photo from the 1941 catalog, Lovett's Nursery, Little Silver, New
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2013-05-04
Location: Ed Burton, NE Wisconsin
Date: 2016-05-09
Location: My backyard in Allentown, PA
Date: 18 April 2015
Gazing up at a flower cluster on 18 April 2016.
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Downtown park)
Date: March 29, 2023
Koreanspice Viburnum #197 nn; LHB p. 938, 188-2-14, "Ancient Lati
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2018-05-11
"Viburnum carlesii, 2018 photo, Koreanspice Viburnum, , USDA Hard
Location: American Peony Society Garden, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Date: 05/09/2003
photo by Cornell Plantations via Cornell University Library's eCo
Photo by farmerbell
Location: Hinsdale, Illinois
Date: May in 1985
group planted on a slope
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2011-05-09
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2018-05-11
"Viburnum carlesii, 2018 photo, Koreanspice Viburnum, , USDA Hard
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2018-05-11
"Viburnum carlesii, 2018 photo, Koreanspice Viburnum, , USDA Hard
Location: My backyard in Allentown, PA
Date: 2017-04-20
Koreanspice provides visual and olfactory pleasure in it second l
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2011-11-07
Good Late Fall Color.
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-04-11
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-04-05
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2011-05-09
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2011-05-09
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2011-05-09
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2011-05-09
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2011-05-09
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2011-05-09
Location: Botanical Garden of Münster
credit: Rüdiger Wölk, Münster
Location: Botanical Garden of the Technical University Delft
Date: 2019-04-15
Location: Ms Althea's backyard in Allentown, PA
Date: 28 April 2013
Two forty plus year old shrubs with nice flowers and fantastic ar

photo credit: Rüdiger Wölk
Location: My backyard in Allentown, PA
Date: 2017-04-20
Flower cluster and leaves on 20 April 2017.
Location: My backyard in Allentown, PA
Date: 2017-04-20
Up close abd personal on 20 April 2017.
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-03-29
Bloom buds
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-03-07
Bud formation - late winter, early spring
Comments:
  • 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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