An incredible beauty for most seasons, Viburnum carlesii (Koreanspice Viburnum) is a bushy, medium-sized, deciduous shrub noted for its heady fragrance, stunning snowball blooms and attractive fall color. In spring, red flower buds open to very fragrant, blushing pink flowers arranged in snowball clusters, 3 in. wide (7 cm). Elegantly held above the foliage, they gradually fade to brilliant white. They give way to oval, bright red fruits, borne in dense upward clusters, that ripen to black in late summer. The foliage of broadly ovate leaves emerges copper-colored, matures to dull dark green before turning either glorious wine-red or dull burgundy shades in fall. A very rewarding shrub which is not only attractive but also tolerant to adverse conditions and fairly trouble-free.
Height: 4 - 8'
Spread: 4 - 8'
Spacing: 4 - 8'
Exposure: Part Sun (4 to 6 Hours) or Full Sun (6+ Hours)