Sweet viburnum is a wonderfully versatile plant. Use it as a border plant, foundation plant, or a compact hedge. Easy to care for and resilient, viburnum makes an ideal plant for most gardens. It is a perfect hedge plant to conceal air conditioners and other mechanical equipment around the home. It is a moderate grower, requiring pruning throughout the growing season. A gentle trim will keep the plant tidy and attractive. Training viburnum into a small tree is easy; as the plant grows, trim the lower branches and keep the canopy nice and compact for maximum effect.
Sweet viburnum tolerates most soil types. It prefers direct sun; however, it can handle some dappled shade. Dig the hole for the rootball about twice as wide as it is deep. This will encourage the roots to spread. This variety of viburnum produces gorgeous bunches of sweet-smelling flowers in the spring, making it a perfect pollinator plant. Once established, the plant is moderately drought tolerant. Fertilize three times a year, starting in the spring. Use a well-balanced, all-purpose granular fertilizer.
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Shiny leaves, sweet smelling flowers
Moderately and consistently moist
Well-balanced fertilizer throughout the growing season
Direct sun, part sun
20 feet tall and about 20 feet wide, depending on the variety
Does not overwinter well in pots
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