SWEET TALKER® Viburnum

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Features

Characteristics

Plant Needs

Welcome spring with sweet fragrance! Sweet Talker viburnum doesn't need the gift of gab to charm you: it does it all by being one of the very first shrubs to bloom in late winter/early spring. Look forward to hundreds of pink, trumpet-shaped flowers that emit a spicy honey scent, even in those first early days of spring sunshine. The rest of the year, enjoy very handsome leathery foliage that is ideal for landscaping around your home, gardens, or hedging. Foliage takes on dramatic purple-burgundy tones in cool weather. Sweet Talker viburnum was developed by legendary plant breeder Dr. Tom Ranney, who wanted to combine the beauty of early-blooming viburnums with the heat tolerance of less showy ones. 

Available in better garden centers in spring 2021.

Top reasons to grow Sweet Talker viburnum:

  • Early spring flowers are sweetly fragrant
  • Handsome evergreen foliage
  • Versatile habit for landscapes or hedging
  • Fragrant Flower
  • Fall Interest

Characteristics

Height Category:

Tall

Garden Height:

96 - 120 Inches

Spacing:

36 - 60 Inches

Spread:

36 - 60 Inches

Foliage Colors:

Green

Flower Colors:

Pink

Flower Shade:

Pink

Foliage Shade:

Green

Habit:

Upright

Container Role:

Thriller

Tolerant to:

Heat

Attracts:

Bees, Butterflies

Resists:

Deer, Rabbits

Plant Needs

Light Requirement:

Full Shade, Part Shade to Shade, Part Sun, Part Sun to Sun, Sun or Shade

Maintenance Category:

Easy

Bloom Time:

Spring

Hardiness Zones:

7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Water Category:

Average

Uses:

Border Plant, Cut Flower, Good for Screening, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point

Light Requirement: 

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Uses Notes: 

Viburnums are often used in landscaping around homes and make a nice hedge.

Maintenance Notes: 

Viburnums are very low maintenance plants. They don't require regular pruning, though it's a good idea to remove very old stems each year after the plant has been established for several years, as old stems do not flower and fruit as abundantly as younger ones. If you wish to prune Sweet Talker viburnum, immediately after flowering is the best time to do that.

Plant in well-drained soil. Viburnums are quite shade tolerant, but habit, flowering, and fruiting will be best if the plant gets some sun. 

If desired, fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose fertilizer. 

Sweet Talker®Viburnum'NCVX4'USPP 33,229

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