Viburnum carlesii (Koreanspice viburnum)

This is a favorite flower of Kris Jarantoski, vice president and director of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLCUL000132" title="Chicago Botanic Garden" href="/topic/travel/tourism-leisure/chicago-botanic-garden-PLCUL000132.topic">Chicago Botanic Garden</a> in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100501520000" title="Glencoe" href="/topic/us/illinois/cook-county/glencoe-PLGEO100100501520000.topic">Glencoe</a>.<br>
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<b>Why he loves it: </b>One of the most incredible fragrances in the Garden.<br>
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<b>About the Viburnum carlesii: </b>It is a compact shrub, with 2- to 3-inch flower clusters, pink in bud and opening to white.<br>
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<b>What it needs: </b>Even moisture, lots of sun, well-drained soil and even moisture.<br>
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<b>Best buds: </b>Blue muscari, dark pink tulips and Virginia bluebells. A backdrop of evergreens sets off this plant.
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( James F. Quinn, Chicago Botanic Garden / May 6, 2007 )

This is a favorite flower of Kris Jarantoski, vice president and director of the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe.

Why he loves it: One of the most incredible fragrances in the Garden.

About the Viburnum carlesii: It is a compact shrub, with 2- to 3-inch flower clusters, pink in bud and opening to white.

What it needs: Even moisture, lots of sun, well-drained soil and even moisture.

Best buds: Blue muscari, dark pink tulips and Virginia bluebells. A backdrop of evergreens sets off this plant.

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