Hardy, spring-flowering, deciduous shrub
Description: Clusters of tubular shaped flowers; pink buds open to pure white or flushed pink; sweet, Daphne-like fragrance followed by ellipsoid blue black fruit
Habit: Bushy shrub grows to 6 feet high and wide
Culture: Prefers moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil and sun to part shade
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 through 8
William Richard Carles, the British Vice-Consul in Korea from 1883-85, discovered this remarkably fragrant Viburnum during one of his excursions into unknown territories and sent dried specimens to Kew in 1885. Nine years later the species was named in his honor and the first living plant was sent to England in 1901. The French nursery firm, Lemoine, was first to propagate and distribute this desirable shrub on a wide scale. British hybridizers crossed the Spice Viburnum with V. fragrans to develop the popular V. x burkwoodii.
This plant will begin shipping in mid April 2014.