Koreanspice viburnum Viburnum carlesii Photo/Illustration: Kathy Diemer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Koreanspice viburnum (Viburnum carlesii) vy-BURN-um kar-LESS-ee-eye Genus: Viburnum This deciduous shrub with toothed, dark green leaves bears pink buds in late spring that open to white or pink-flushed flowers borne in domed clusters. The intoxicating fragrance is reminiscent of spice cake. The plant also has attractive red foliage and berries in the fall. It grows to about 6 feet tall and wide. Noteworthy Characteristics: Delicious fragrance, good fall color, attractive berries. Care: Provide moist but well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Shelter from cold, drying winds. Propagation: Take greenwood cuttings in summer. Problems: Viburnum beetle, gray mold (Botrytis), rust, downy mildew, powdery mildew, wood rot, Verticillium wilt, leaf spots, and dieback. Aphids, scale insects, weevils, Japanese beetles, mealybugs, and tree hoppers. Overview Height 3 ft. to 6 ft. Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft. Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Song Birds, Fragrant Flowers, Showy Foliage, Showy Fruit Bloom Time Spring Flower Color Pink, White Uses Beds and Borders Style Cottage Garden, Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Shrubs Viburnum carlesiiView the discussion thread.