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Spice Baby Viburnum

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8
  • Height 3.5-5 Feet Tall
  • Spread 3.5-5 Feet Wide

While it isn’t a plant version of the Spice Girls, ‘Spice Baby’ is just that, a compact shrub with a spicy fragrance that will entice you sit by her in the garden all the time. In the spring her flower buds are a deep pink opening up to a white flower with a pink back. Great as a pollinator for birds, bees and other insects.

Hardy from Zones 4-8, this smaller shrub has an upright, rounded appearance and does best in full sun to part sun. One of the more well-known native viburnums. The foliage turns wine red in the fall. This shrub is deciduous and loses its leaves in the winter. Cut a branch or two and bring into the home as a cut flower arrangement and provide glorious and hypnotic fragrance!

Spice Baby Viburnum Care

As with all viburnums, they are deer resistant, enjoy moisture rich but well-draining soil. Fertilize in spring with a slow release fertilizer for acid loving plants to ensure the best growth for her. Flower production is best in full sun. Blooming on old wood is a feature of this plant, so pruning Spicy Baby Viburnum is not needed unless to reduce size or to remove a broken or crossed branch.

Spice Baby Viburnum Spacing

‘Spice Baby’ can be used in a number of ways in the home landscape. It grows 3.5 ft. -5ft. tall and wide. Use it in a container as a showpiece, plant two of them on either side of your entrance to entice visitors into your home, as a background in your garden to attract pollinators or as a hedge to surround yourself with her fragrance! In the fall, the leaves turn a wine red color adding to the landscape!

Viburnum carlesii 'SMVCB' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8
Flower Color(s): White
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Color(s): Green
Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height: 3.5-5 Feet
Spread: 3.5-5 Feet
Spacing: 3.5-6 Feet
Habit: Upright
Blooms On: Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Viburnum carlesii 'SMVCB' USPP 25,872
Common Name: Spice Baby Viburnum
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Spice Baby Viburnum Show Reviews

  • 5
    looking forward to its bloom

    Posted by Jackie Brown on Dec 28th 2021

    I am very happy with my space baby viburnum plant. It arrived in perfect condition was thriving all summer. I am looking forward to seeing it flower next spring!