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Viburnum carlesii 'Aurora'

Viburnum

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Martin Staffler, copyright GAP Photos (220535)

Plant details

A superb bushy, deciduous shrub which easily fits into most borders because it never gets above head high. It has sensational daphne-like scent in April and May when the red buds open to reveal packed clusters of tiny pink flowers. Give it a sunny sheltered site where the scent will hang in the air, and won't get whipped away by blustery winds. And, with luck, the leaves will redden up in the autumn before falling. It has been given the Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Genus: Viburnum

Species: carlesii

Cultivar: Aurora

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Light green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 200cm

Spread: 200cm


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