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Viburnum carlesii Spice Baby™

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Spice Baby™

Viburnum carlesii

Compact fragrant white flowers in spring, bright red foliage in fall.
A small deciduous shrub grows to 5 feet tall and wide with a rounded form and an upright open branching habit. Clusters of fragrant white flowers open from pink buds in spring. Red fruit turns black in summer. Prefers slightly acidic soil.

PLEASE NOTE: To produce berries, you'll need another carlesii (same species) but a different cultivar (Spice Girl, Leave flowers for fall berries.) Deer resistant. Fruit is good for birds but not humans.

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. 

Thrives in average, well-drained soil; avoid poorly drained, wet sites. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune young plants in late winter to promote dense new growth.

  • Light: Sun to Partial Sun
  • Water: Average
  • Fertilizer: Apply before new growth in spring
  • Height: 42-60 inches
  • Spacing: 42-70 inches