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Chindo Sweet Viburnum

Viburnum awabuki 'Chindo'

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Chindo Sweet Viburnum (Viburnum awabuki 'Chindo') at Valley View Farms

Chindo Sweet Viburnum

Chindo Sweet Viburnum

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Height:  12 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6b


Shiny, deep green leaves that emerge copper is the main attraction; showy clusters of highly frangrant white flowers in spring; red berries which darken to black in summer; a great hedging or screening plant that requires little maintenance

Ornamental Features

Chindo Sweet Viburnum features showy fragrant white flat-top flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. It has attractive dark green evergreen foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. The red fruits are held in abundance in spectacular clusters in mid summer.

Landscape Attributes

Chindo Sweet Viburnum is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Chindo Sweet Viburnum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Chindo Sweet Viburnum will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. This variety requires a different selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Screening  Garden  Naturalizing 
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features
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