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An abundance of fragrant, small flowers cover the plant.

Viburnum carlesii Sugar n' Spice™

An abundance of lovely pink buds open to clusters of white flowers, filling your outdoor space with a stimulating, spicy-sweet fragrance in spring. Brilliant autumn foliage sets Sugar n’ Spice™ ablaze in the fall.

This viburnum has really stepped up its game! So what makes Sugar n’ Spice™ so special? A standard sized Korean Spicebush, with a super-sized flower display! In mid-spring the plant is dotted with lovely pink buds that open to clusters of white, spicy-sweet flowers. Smaller than average, these flowers are much more abundant throughout the body of the plant.

An in-your-face variety, at nose level, this viburnum will fill your senses with tantalizing fragrance. Plant along a path or close to your outdoor living area. Extending the season, late fall brings an unforgettable display of maroon and red autumn foliage. With few exceptions, no other shrubs offers as much to the garden as Sugar n’ Spice™.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Sugar 'n Spice Korean spice bush
  • Botanical Name

    Viburnum carlesii ‘Select S’
  • Type

  • Bloom Time

  • Bloom Color


Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

  • Size

    4-6' tall by 4-6' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun (6 hours) to partial shade
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well drained
  • Disease & Pests

    Occasional scale
  • Landscape Use

    Foundations, borders , mixed plantings, naturalized gardens, specimens, urban gardens
  • Propagation

  • Pruning

    Viburnums flower in spring, so if they need any shaping or to have dead branches removed, be sure to do that before August, or right after flowering in the spring

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