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Gerald L. Klingaman
VIBURNUM x juddii
Judd's Viburnum, Viburnum
Wafting their sweet spicy fragrance on the spring breeze, the flowers of this hybrid of Viburnum carlesii and V. bitchiuense are a highlight of the early-season garden. This bushy rounded deciduous shrub bears tennis-ball-sized clusters of rosy pink buds that open to small, tubular, pinkish-white blooms. The oval, toothed, slightly grayish green leaves provide a nice foil to the flowers. In autumn the foliage often turns varying shades of burgundy and red, quite brilliant if conditions are right.
Grow Judd's viburnum in a moist, fertile, well-drained, acidic to slightly alkaline soil. Plants are fullest and most floriferous in sun. This shrub is denser and more heat- and pest-resistant than the popular Korean spice viburnum (V. carlesii). Ideal for foundation plantings, informal hedges, or mixed borders, it is best near an entry, path, or other location where its fragrant flowers may charm and entice passers-by.
9 - 1
5 - 9
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
4'-8' / 1.2m - 2.4m
Spring, Late Spring
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
White, Light Pink
Green, Light Green
Red, Burgundy, Dark Red
Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border
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