Viburnum odoratissimum – Sweet viburnum hedge

Viburnum odoratissimum. “Sweetviburnum” is an evergreen, hardy hedge plant. It can be grown from 1.3m to 3m high. Viburnum odoratissimum, also known as “Sweet viburnum”, is an evergreen shrub that grows thickly. In spring and late winter, white flowers appear. “Sweet Viburnum” is most suited for mild climates. Viburnum odoratissimum can be grown in subtropical, temperate, Mediterranean, and warm temperate climates. Light frosts will not affect Viburnum odoratissimum. Sweet viburnum is also a great screen plant. However, it can become bushy and wide if not properly pruned.

For care, you should plant your Sweet viburnum in a well-drained soil in a sunny location. Use slow release fertiliser and an organic plant mix. To establish a strong root system, water well. This will increase the growth significantly. Liquid fertilisers are also a good choice for viburnums. Loams are the best soil type, but “Sweet Viburnum” can grow in any soil. However, it is a very adaptable shrub that will thrive in all soil types. Good conditions will ensure that plants live for at least 40 years. Although Viburnums require good watering for establishment, once they are established, they can withstand drought. For a neat hedge, you will need to prune the plants at least three times per year. After flowering, the best time to prune is spring.