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Coppertop Sweet Viburnum

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 7b - 10
  • Height 8-10 Feet Tall
  • Spread 5-6 Feet Wide
  • Full Sun

Imagine having a flowering, fragrant, evergreen plant for the warmer regions of the country! Coppertop Sweet Viburnum fits the bill for you. It’s a plant that can do it all in your landscape. It can be used as a hedge planting, a filler in cut flower arrangements, butterfly attractant and even as a container plant for those limited by space.

This native viburnum is ideal for those in the warm Zones 7b-10. It has creamy, white flowers that are fragrant and attract butterflies and other pollinators in the spring! Plus it has very few insect and disease problems that plague many shrubs in those areas. It also develops small, red berries in the fall as an added feature. And like all viburnums, it is deer resistant too! The foliage is copper and maroon and lasts into late spring. If you do a light midsummer pruning, you will get a second flush of colorful leaves that last into late fall. The leaves turn green in the winter, but do not fall off because this is an evergreen shrub.

Coppertop Viburnum Care

Care for Coppertop Sweet Viburnum is minimal. Fertilize in the early spring with a slow release fertilizer for acid loving plants. It likes full sun, and once established it is drought resistant, so important in drought prone areas. Pruning Coppertop Sweet Viburnum isn’t required except for the broken or crossed branch. As mentioned above, you may do a light trim after the flowers die to provide a second round of new growth and colorful foliage to the plant.

Coppertop Viburnum Spacing

‘Coppertop Sweet Viburnum’ is a compact, upright shrub that can grow 8-10 feet high and 5-6 feet wide. Planting it as hedge instead of fencing is ideal for privacy. Plant it on 4 foot centers to use as a hedge. It can also be grown as a small ornamental tree for smaller landscapes. Just remove the bottom branches to give it that tree-like look.

Coppertop Sweet Viburnum Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7b-10
Flower Color(s): White
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Color(s): Green with Dark Maroon to Copper
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 8-10 Feet
Spread: 5-6 Feet
Habit: Compact, Upright
Watering: Below Average
Features: Aromatic, Disease/Pest Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Attracts Butterflies
Scientific Name: Viburnum odoratissimum 'Brant 01' PPAF
Common Name: Coppertop™ Sweet Viburnum
Brand: Southern Living Plants

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