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Fragrant Viburnum
Viburnum farreri
Fragrant Viburnum in flower
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8 
Mature Height: 6-9 Feet
Mature Width: 5-7 Feet
Features: Very fragrant flowers, white or pink, in clusters in early spring (flowers are often spoiled by late frosts, so they are less effective than the flowers of other viburnums);autumn color is red ro reddish purple.
Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil is best; prefers a slightly acid soil.
Cultivars:
  • 'Album' - Pure white flowers.
  • 'Nanum' - 2-3 feet tall, pinkish white flowers.
Mature Form: Oval to rounded; somewhat open
Native To: China
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Foundation
Hedge
Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Purple
Red
 
Additional Notes: Flowering on this species often occurs in autumn if weather is warm or in warm spells in late winter. This reduces the flowering for spring, making it less ornamental than other viburnums.

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