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Sweet viburnum

Viburnum sinensis

Geurviburnum (Afr.)

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Sweet viburnum is an exotic evergreen shrub that grows to be quite tall and is a much desired addition to any garden due to its aromatic leaves and fragrant flowers. Suitable for most climates, this is a most gratifying shrub to use as a hedge, due to its fast growth rate and the beautiful springtime fragrance. Not only is this ornamental plant aesthetically pleasing, but also versatile and rarely bothered by pests or disease. Often used as hedge, screen or noise buffer between neighborhoods or highways, it creates a sense of privacy and intimacy in any garden.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Winter, Spring

Harvesting

Pick branches to use as greenery in flower arrangements.

Propagation

Cuttings
Take softwood cuttings (stem or tip) when a 15 cm terminal branch snaps when bent, which is usually in summer.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Attracts insects such as bees and butterflies.
Pot plant
Good plant for large outdoor containers given enough drainage holes.
Hedge plant
Large shrub can be planted as a hedge, screen or windbreak.
Attracts birds
Fruit eating or nectar-seeking birds are attracted.
Drought resistant
Relatively drought tolerant once well established, drought does however impact whether the plant blooms or not.

Geography

Origin
China

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Edible
Fruit is edible to birds.

Personality

Family
Adoxaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Strong

Problems

Pests include rodents, aphids, Asiatic garden beetles, Dogwood twig borers, nematodes, scale and thrips. Diseases include Anthracnose, blight, Crown Galls, Leaf spot, Powdery mildew, and rust.

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