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Viburnum odoratissimum 'Emerald Lustre' (Viburnum)

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Plant description

viburnum odoratissimum emerald lustre 1195

viburnum odoratissimum emerald lustre 1195.

Viburnum odoratissimum 'Emerald Lustre' is a fast growing evergreen large shrub to small tree. The new foliage growth is copper coloured, which ages to bright green, glossy leathery leaves. It bears clusters of small white flowers, which are perfumed. The flowers are followed by red berries which darken with age. A great informal hedge plant, screening plant or specimen plant. The foliage is good for cut flower bunches.

This plant likes a sunny spot, and will also do well in part shade. Does best on a fertile soil, but is tolerant of a wide range of conditions.

Further reading: Hedges and Pruning a hedge in 7 steps (articles written by horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring

Scent

The flowers are perfumed

Plant size

Maximum height: 4 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 4 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, bees, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Pests

Scale

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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