This beauty is a Southern favorite, where its often planted to form a Viburnum odoratissimum hedge. New growth on the Coppertop Viburnum has a wonderful copper hue. … This year, after a wet winter, the trees are covered with the blooms. I live in the Atlanta area and wonder if we are too cold for flowering? In spring large clusters of sweetly scented tiny … It's finally going to bloom for the first time; I'm VERY excited!!!! I have found out that this viburnum is supposed to not only bloom with white flowers, but also set red fruit both of which has never occurred in the whole time it's been in the yard. Pronounced shiny leaves. Coppertop® Sweet Viburnum. Get in some evergreen viburnum action with good-looking viburnum odaratissimum. When you are creating a viburnum hedge for a sunny area, you need to consider different types of plants. One variety, Viburnum odoratissimum Awabuki, packages the evergreen beauty and sweet aroma in a smaller plant. Large, leathery, dark green, glossy leaves and clusters of extremely fragrant, small, white flowers, completely covering the plant in springtime, make Sweet Viburnum a longtime landscape favorite. Often used as a large hedge. Sweet Viburnum can be grown and pruned as a shrub or left to grow as a small tree that can reach 20' in height. Viburnum odoratissimum 'Brant 01' PP30449. See all Viburnum. In spring, small flowers release a big fragrance thats sweet and refreshing. Fruits are attractive to birds. Sweet viburnum … Central Phoenix -- I have only 1 left of several Viburnum odoratissimum that came with my yard. Leaves mature to a handsome dark emerald green. Fruits are attractive to birds. They limped along through two droughts, growing ever taller although not as fully as some pictures I've seen. These tough, adaptable shrubs tolerate a wide range of conditions. It is often used for noise control, often by planting … Central Phoenix -- I have an Aloe Christmas Carol, ... read more, I just found one upside down on our patio and put him ... read more, Flocks to the suet feeder along with the dozen or so ... read more, Dirr has written an entire volume on viburnums as a ... read more, Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden.com. USE FOR: Ideal for screening,hedges and feature planting in tropical and subtropical gardens. It is native to Asia, and commonly cultivated as a garden ornamental elsewhere. Plants generally appreciate some afternoon shade in hot summer climates. 5 members have or want this plant for trade. Viburnum odoratissimum, commonly called sweet viburnum, is an evergreen shrub or small tree that grows to as much as 20' tall.It is native from the Himalayas to Japan. Broadleaf evergreen shrub for informal hedges, screens, barriers, foundations, borders or open woodland areas. Too little sun or does it need a mate? Potential insect problems include aphids and scale. Growing to a height of between 2 to 6 m with a spreading crown, the Sweet viburnum … If growth is attempted in USDA Zone 6, plants should be sited in protected locations and given a good winter mulch. 100's! Its white flowers appear in spring and have a sweet … Viburnum odoratissimum also known as Sweet Viburnum is an evergreen medium to large shrub of large rich green shiny leaves that are dense and leathery. In warmest areas of the country, Viburnum o… Winter hardy to USDA Zones 7-9 where it is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Common name is in obvious reference to its fragrant funnel-shaped white flowers which bloom in conical terminal panicles (to 3-6\" long) in late spring to early summer. On Apr 8, 2010, dianagarner from Powder Springs, GA wrote: I have been growing the Awabuki viburnum for about 6 years and have never had any flowers. 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