Potentially a very large evergreen shrub or small tree, at maturity sweet viburnum may reach 20 ft (6.1 m) in height and 15 ft (4.6 m) wide. The leaves are smooth, bright green and about 6 in (15.2 cm) long. They are arranged oppositely on green stems in such a way that a healthy plant gives the impression of being quite robust and dense. Very mature specimens that have not been pruned will look more open and treelike. Tiny white flowers are held in great panicles in spring and are pleasingly fragrant. Berries are drupes that turn from red to black and are attractive to birds but they are only sparingly produced in Florida. Mature specimens are more likely to fruit.
Culture Light Full sun to light. Tolerates moderate shade, but may become scraggly under low light conditions. Moisture Average to moist. Hardiness USDA Zones 8-10. Propagation Cuttings, layerage. Roots easily.
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