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Viburnum x carlcephalum

Viburnum x carlcephalum

Description: A rounded shrub grown for the beautifully scented flowers in May.  The rounded balls of small tubular flowers start rich pink and open to soft pink then white. The leaves are dull green above and downy beneath which turn rich and deep purple in autumn giving an additional season of interest.

Uses: Any border.  Good for urban planting as has good pollution tolerance.

Climate/Position: Sun or partial shade.

Height/Spread: 2.5 x 2.5 metres

Soil Requirements: Any well drained soils, avaoid waterlogged sites.

Pruning: Minimal pruning.  Shape after flowering if required.

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Additional Interest: Selected in 1932, this hybrid plant originated in England at the Burkwood and Skipwith Nursery in Kingston on Thames. It is a result of a cross between a Korean spicebrush (Viburnum carlesii) and Chinese snowball Viburnum (Viburnum macrocephalum f. keteleeri)