I’m very apppreciative of this shrub when there’s so little change in the garden at this time of year.
It’s just reaching it’s best with soft, pink buds opening into clusters of white, sweetly scented flowers.
Although it’s beeen bitterly cold and most plants are reluctant to get going, Viburnum carlesii is well on it’s way signalling that spring really is here, even if the weather thinks it’s still winter.
A deciduous, spring flowering shrub
1.5 – 2 m high x 1-1.5m wide
It will grow in most aspects and soils, but does best in a rich but well drained soil, so add good, chunky compost when it’s planted and a layer of mulch every spring.