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Viburnum farreri

Fragrant Viburnum

Plant Type:

DECIDUOUS SHRUBS

Viburnum farreri – The Fragrant Viburnum is very early blooming, among the earliest with intensely, deliciously fragrant perfume emanating from small rounded cymes. The light pink flowers unfold from pink buds. The pink buds which set up on the previous season’s growth are moderately attractive on close inspection in the winter landscape. Bronze-green new leaves mature medium green; they turn red-purple in autumn.


Hugh W. from VA wrote on 3.30.2018: "Outstanding!!! Box smelled wonderful even before I got it open. Viburnum is wonderfully & powerfully fragrant as evidenced by only a few blooms . All arrived in excellent condition and bergenia in full bloom as well. Thanks .....I'll be back."


 


Height:

8-12 ft

Spread:

7-10 ft

Colors:

Medium Pink

Zone:

(4)5 to 8
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Characteristics and Attributes for Viburnum farreri

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Winter / Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color
  • Showy Buds

Nature Attraction

  • Songbirds
  • Deer Resistant
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees

Light

  • Mostly Sunny
  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Hedgerow
  • Massing
  • Specimen
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Shrub Border
  • Hedge

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Fertile

Origins

  • China

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Viburnum

Common Name: Viburnum

This genus is full of fantastic, multi-season garden worthy shrubs. Spring flowers, often large and showy, many with heady sweet fragrance are arranged in cymes. Flowers are followed with berries. If late season and autumn berries are desired then planting two of a species will ensure fruit set; for instance, Viburnum dilatatum 'Erie' and V. dilatatum 'Michael Dodge' will pollinate each other and produce fruit; V. nudum 'Winterthur' and V. nudum var. angustifolium will cross with each other. But V. nudum is very closely allied with V. cassinoides and all of these will cross pollinate and provide late season fruit. Another interesting example is V. lantana which crosses with V. burejaeticum and vice versa. Any V. plicatum selection such as 'Shasta' will pollinate with all other V. plicatum selections. But if you were to plant two 'Shasta' side by side with no other V. plicatum in near proximity then your effort will be fruitless. The berries are magnificent and so welcome in the late season garden. And they feed all manner of birds. Larger, denser shrubs provide cover and nesting opportunities. Nearly all Viburnum have terrific autumn foliage colors, too. Viburnums are members of Caprifoliaceae. All prefer part to full sun and fertile soils. All are cutting grown.