Viburnum carlesii


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Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Scented flowers



Skill level


photo by Carol Casselden, copyright GAP Photos (281027)

Plant details

This is a dense, bushy, deciduous shrub, with many features to recommend it for most gardens. In spring, it is covered with pink buds which open to tubular, white or pink flushed flowers in domed heads that have a deliciously sweet fragrance. Then, in autumn, the rounded, dark green leaves turn a bright red before they fall. Pruning is only necessary to keep it in shape. Lightly trim over the whole shrub after it has finished flowering.

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Genus: Viburnum

Species: carlesii

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Autumn colour, Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 200cm

Spread: 200cm

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