Viburnum Carlesii Aurora can be placed in sun or semi-shade. Viburnum Carlesii Aurora flowers in May with white or pink fragrant flowers. This is a deciduous shrub that changes colour in the autumn. Viburnum Carlesii Aurora (sometimes known as Arrowwood Aurora) grows to a maximum of 1.5 metres.
Viburnum carlesii Aurora is a beautiful, fragrant shrub that has many excellent qualities to recommend it for your garden. Its year-round appeal as a specimen planting makes it an excellent choice for gardens large and small! It has received the RHS Garden Award of Merit because of its value to gardeners.
Viburnum carlesii Aurora, also known as arrowwood Aurora, is an absolute delight in the early spring garden. In April, it is covered with pink buds which open to pink or white blossoms with an exquisite scent that perfumes the air around it. The flowers set small oval berries which ripen to black in the autumn. The dark green leathery leaves turn to red in the autumn and will remain into the early winter.
A hardy viburnum to H6 which means throughout the entire United Kingdom, arrowwood Aurora will grow to a height of 1.5 metres with a spread of 1-1.5 metres over a period of 5-10 years. Plant 1.2 – 1.8 metres apart. It requires little pruning to maintain a pleasing shape.
Plant your Viburnum carlesii Aurora in full sun or semi-shade, in well-drained loam, clay, sand or chalk soil. It will tolerate acid, neutral or alkaline ph. Dig in lots of humus when you plant it, as it will happily stay there for many years. It does not require a sheltered location as it is quite tough.
Viburnum carlesii Aurora is a versatile shrub which can fill a number of different roles in your landscaping plans. It is a wonderful shrub to plant near your house, perhaps along a walkway or by the door where anyone who visits will be able to appreciate the fragrance that wafts from the flowers every spring. Planted in a mixed border surrounded by spring bulbs, it creates a lovely picture for the eyes as well.
Also, since it is a tough plant that can thrive in an exposed location, it makes an excellent hedging plant, either in a mixed hedge or as a row of arrowwood Aurora, with the spring beauty of the flowers followed by the dependable leafy bushiness through the summer, and then the visual interest of the red foliage in the autumn.
Viburnum carlesii Aurora is a favourite plant of many gardeners because of the delight it brings to the senses throughout the growing season. Without a doubt its most outstanding characteristic is the strongly scented blossoms that greet the spring, but it can also keep your garden beautiful from early spring to late autumn.
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