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Viburnum carlesii 'Aurora'

Viburnum carlesii 'Aurora' (Koreanspice viburnum 'Aurora')

is a small fully hardy perennial deciduous shrub with pink flowers in late Spring and mid Spring. It grows well in any light situation., and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are salverform shaped arranged in a cymose corymb inflorescence. It has low drought tolerance.
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It looks best in Autumn and Spring.


Viburnum carlesii 'Aurora' grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.5 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to chalk, clay, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, peat, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils.


This is a rounded shrub has an ultimate height of 2.5m / 8.2ft and spread of 1.5m / 4.9ft. It can take 6-10 years to reach its ultimate height.


The leaves are green in Summer and green in Autumn. They are obtuse in shape.


A strong pleasant scent is emitted from the flower.


Slight in fruit. Mild stomach upset if eaten.

Fruit and seed

The fruit is red and black. There is a medium fruit/seed abundance beginning in Autumn and ending in Autumn.


Propagation techniques include cuttings and seed.

-28°C / -18.4F 5.5 to 8 6-10 years 2.5m / 8.2ft 1.5m / 4.9ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Viburnum
Specific epithet ? carlesii
Cultivar ?Aurora
Synonyms (other names) [Edit]
  • Viburnum carlesii 'Donard Pink'
Common names
Koreanspice viburnum 'Aurora' (Ireland)
IPNI details on Viburnum carlesii 'Aurora'
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