Koreanspice viburnum Caprifoliaceae Viburnum carlesii Hemsl. Listen to the Latin symbol: VICA19 Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Opposite, simple, broadly ovate, coarsely and irregularly toothed, 2 to 4 inches long, dull green and pubescent above, paler and pubescent beneath.
Flower: Showy, displayed in 2 to 4 inch dense, terminal clusters of white (may be tinged in pink) flowers, each 1/2 inch across, 5 petals, very fragrant, appearing with the leaves.
Fruit: Elliptical drupe, 1/3 inch long, somewhat flattened, brick red in the fall but turning black after frosts.
Twig: Slender, scruffy gray-brown, developing a distinctive fissuring with age; vegetative buds are naked and scruffy gray-brown; flower buds in large terminal clusters (1/4 to 1/2 inch across).
Bark: Smooth gray-brown with numerous lenticels and shallow vertical fissuring.
Form: A rounded, moderately dense shrub reaching 4 to 6 feet tall.

Looks like: Burkwood viburnum - wayfaringtree viburnum - linden viburnum - doublefile viburnum
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Additional Range Information:
Viburnum carlesii is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape cultivaton.
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External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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