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Sugar Cookie Sweet Viburnum

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 8-10
  • Height 5-6 Feet Tall
  • Spread 5-6 Feet Wide

The Sugar Cookie Viburnum has a wonderful, sweet fragrance when blooming. The added bonus of this plant, is the new foliage that looks like cinnamon on a snicker-doodle cookie! An upright but compact viburnum with multiple uses for the landscape makes this a plant that should be on the top of your list. The bush has flowers in early spring that are sweet smelling, and also attract birds and butterflies!

These plants are hard to kill due to being pest, disease & deer resistant. Native to North America, once these plants are established, there is hardly anything you need to do to enjoy these year after year. And because the plant is native, it is very beneficial to the local wildlife. This plant is also evergreen and the leaves turn red in the winter. Providing 12 months of interest in your garden! Cut some branches off to use these for cut flower arrangements and bouquets. Use these in mass plantings (can you imagine the fragrance?), or in a container to the entryway of your home. We’ve also seen people use these as a wind screen or as a natural privacy hedge instead of ugly stockade fencing.

Sugar Cookie Viburnum Care

Caring for Sugar Cookie Viburnum is easy. It prefers full sun to part shade with moist but well-draining soil. A light mulch is always helpful in hot climates. Fertilize in the spring with a slow release fertilizer for acid loving plants. Pruning Sugar Cookie Viburnum is only needed for broken or crossed branches. If you need to shorten the height or the width, trim immediately after the flowers fall off.

Sugar Cookie Viburnum Spacing

Can be used as a hedge, spacing it on 6 ft. centers, a little closer if using for a windscreen or put in a large container with drip holes. Add this to your mixed landscape and attract pollinators to complete your private getaway. Or just plant it so you can cut the flowers off and perfume your home.

Sugar Cookie Sweet Viburnum Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-10
Flower Color(s): White
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Color(s): Green to Red
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Height: 5-6 Feet
Spread: 5-6 Feet
Habit: Compact, Upright
Watering: Medium
Features: Cut Flowers, Disease/Pest Resistance, Heat Tolerant, Attracts Butterflies
Scientific Name: Viburnum odoratissimum 'Compact 01' PPAF
Common Name: Sugar Cookie™ Sweet Viburnum
Brand: Southern Living Plants

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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.

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