Viburnum carlesii
Common name: 
Koreanspice Viburnum
vi-BUR-num kar-LE-se-i
Adoxaceae, Caprifoliaceae
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Deciduous shrub, 4-5(8) ft tall x 4-8 ft wide (1.2-1.5(2.4) x 1.2-2.4 m), upright and spreading, multi-stemmed.  Leaves opposite, simple, broad ovate, 3-10 cm long, 2-6.5 cm wide, rounded at base, irregularly dentate, dull green and stellate (star-shaped hairs) pubescent above, underside paler and pubescent, 4-7 vain pairs.  Flowers pink at first, then white, 10-14 mm wide, tube 6-10 mm long, in hemispherical clusters about 6 cm wide, very fragrant at first.  Fruit blue-black, 1 cm long, ellipsoid.
  • Sun to part shade.   Best in moist, well-drained, slightly acid soil.  Prune after flowering.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (4) 5    Native to Korea
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: in the Dibble Garden south of the Galdys Valley Gymnastics Center.
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  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

  • flower clusters

    flower clusters

  • plant habit, after flowering

    plant habit, after flowering

  • leaves


  • leaves and fruit

    leaves and fruit

  • twig and buds, winter

    twig and buds, winter