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Viburnum Odoratissimum

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Viburnum Odoratissimum

Viburnum odoratissimum, commonly known as Sweet Viburnum, is a versatile evergreen shrub prized for its lush, glossy foliage and fragrant white flowers. This plant typically grows to a height of 10-12 feet, making it ideal for hedges, screens, or standalone specimens in the landscape.

Viburnum thrives in full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil, requiring regular watering to establish a deep root system. Pruning can be done after flowering to maintain shape and promote bushier growth. With its attractive appearance, sweet fragrance, and low maintenance requirements, Viburnum odoratissimum is a popular choice for adding beauty and charm to gardens, borders, and outdoor spaces year-round.


  • Suitable for hedges, borders, or container planting due to its compact growth habit.
  • Requires minimal care once established, making it ideal for busy gardeners.
  • Thrives in full sun to partial shade and various soil conditions.
  • Evergreen nature ensures visual appeal throughout the seasons.
  • Exhibits some tolerance to dry conditions once established, reducing watering needs.
  • Easy To Grow
  • Low maintenance


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            Easy To Grow

            Low Maintenance

            Grows well Outdoors

            Good For Containers

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              Ideal position:

              Full sun to partial shade.

              3 to 6 hours morning sun best

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              Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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              Healthy Temperatures:

              Warm, tropical vibes of 65-90°F

              Grown indoors as a houseplant but can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5-11

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              Growth Outlook:

              Height : 5' - 12' 

              Wide: Up To 8'

              Growth Rate: Moderate grower

              Plant Spacing:  4' - 5' apart

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              Pet Friendly - NO

              Toxicity: They pose threat to your pets

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              Landscape uses / Plant care

               Landscape Uses

              Viburnum odoratissimum, with its lush foliage and sweet-scented flowers, offers a range of landscape uses that can enhance any garden or outdoor space. Here are some of the ways you can incorporate this versatile shrub into your landscape:

              Privacy Hedge: Its dense growth habit makes it an excellent choice for creating privacy screens or hedges. Planting them in a row along property boundaries can provide a natural barrier that is both beautiful and functional.

              Foundation Planting: Use Viburnum odoratissimum around the foundation of your home to add a layer of greenery that can enhance the architectural features of your house.

              Accent Plant: With its glossy leaves and fragrant flowers, it can serve as a stunning accent plant in mixed borders or as a focal point in garden designs.

              Noise Barrier: The thick foliage can help reduce noise pollution, making it a good choice for planting along busy roads or between properties in densely populated areas.

              Windbreak: Its robust nature allows it to act as a windbreak, protecting more delicate plants in your garden and creating a more sheltered microclimate.

              Incorporating Viburnum odoratissimum into your landscape not only adds aesthetic value but also contributes to biodiversity and creates a more enjoyable outdoor environment.

                To care for Viburnum Odoratissimum guidelines:

                Caring for Viburnum odoratissimum, commonly known as Sweet Viburnum, involves several straightforward practices to ensure its health and vigor. Here's how to care for this lush, evergreen shrub:

                Planting Location: Choose a site with full sun to partial shade. Although Sweet Viburnum is adaptable, it thrives best in well-drained soil. Ensure the planting area does not collect standing water.

                Watering: Water newly planted Sweet Viburnum regularly to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, it has moderate drought tolerance, but it's best to maintain consistent moisture, especially in extreme heat.

                Soil: Sweet Viburnum isn't overly picky about soil but prefers it to be fertile and well-draining. Amend poor soil with compost to improve its structure and fertility.

                Fertilizing: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to support healthy growth and flowering. Follow label instructions for application rates and frequency.

                Pruning: Prune Sweet Viburnum in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Pruning can help maintain the desired shape, remove any dead or diseased branches, and encourage bushier growth. It can be pruned into formal shapes for hedges or left more natural for informal plantings.

                Pest and Disease Management: While generally robust, Sweet Viburnum can occasionally be affected by pests like aphids and diseases such as leaf spot. Monitor the plant regularly and treat with appropriate organic or chemical controls as needed.

                Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to conserve soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and reduce weed competition. Keep the mulch a few inches away from the stem to prevent moisture-related issues.

                By following these care tips, your Viburnum odoratissimum should thrive, providing your garden with lush foliage, fragrant blooms, and a versatile landscaping option for years to come. offering year-round visual interest with minimal maintenance.