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Viburnum × juddii

All in all, a great viburnum

The Judd viburnum has several outstanding features -- the foliage is dark and leathery, the flowers are very fragrant and the habit is quite attractive. This hybrid, a cross between the Koreanspice and Bitchiu viburnum, is superior to both parents. It has a rounded habit reaching 6' to 8' tall, and its shape is very full and balanced. The flowers of the Judd viburnum are pink in bud, opening to white. Some say that the fragrance is not as strong as Koreanspice, but it is still pleasing. The flowers open in early May and persist for up to two weeks. The fruit is a drupe -- red turning to black in late summer. Fall color is usually red.  

Viburnum × juddii
Judd viburnum
Family: Honeysuckle (Caprifoliaceae)
Type: Deciduous tree/shrub

Mature Size:
5-8 feet

  Flower Color:
  Bloom Season:
full sun to partial shade
  Soil Moisture:
  Landscape Use:
bedding or border
specimen plant
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