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sweet talker viburnum trumpet shaped pink flowers on burgundy and green leaves bright green leaves with serrated edges and a leathery texture on viburnum sweet talker closeup of pink fragrant flowers on viburnum sweet talker sweet talker viburnum shrubs with bright green leaves in summer for hedges

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Proven Winners® Color Choice® Sweet Talker® Viburnum

Viburnum 'NCVX4' PP33229, CPBRAF

Sweet Talker Viburnum is brand new to homeowners and landscapers in 2021, and we see what all the excitement is about! This viburnum has a lovely spiced honey aroma, it's fast growing and very tall at maturity, the leaves have great fall interest, and it is beetle and deer resistant. What's not to love? Perfect as a specimen and for privacy hedges.

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New on the scene for 2021, we have fallen in love with this versatile and heat-tolerant new viburnum shrub. Sweet talker is one of the earliest bloomers of the season, with pink trumpet-shaped flowers that give off the most heavenly spiced honey scent. This viburnum is also a very fast grower, reaching heights up to 12 feet high, perfect for a handsome and fragrant privacy hedge. In cooler weather, the bright green leathery leaves change and take on a wonderful burgundy color, so your hedge will retain interest throughout the fall. Whether you choose to display your Sweet Talker Viburnum shrubs in a mass planting or as a specimen focal point, make sure to position them so you can enjoy this extraordinarily fragrant harbinger of spring.

Sweet Talker® Viburnum was bred by Dr. Tom Ranney in North Carolina. It was developed from V. x bodnantense x V.suspensum and has an interesting blend of qualities. It is viburnum beetle resistant, deer resistant, salt-tolerant, and heat tolerant to zone 8.

This is a very tall and fast-growing viburnum, making it particularly well suited for privacy hedges. It is one of the earliest bloomers of the season, showing beautiful trumpet-shaped pink flowers in early spring and then reblooming throughout the season. The fragrance is notable as well, being described like a spiced honey scent. The semi-evergreen foliage is a crisp bright green for most of the year and a lovely deep burgundy color in cold weather.

If you enjoy creating a private nook in your backyard that is relaxing to all five senses, then Sweet Talker Viburnum is a perfect fit for your plans. Plant them in a long hedge for a little river of fragrant pink in the spring, or plant them with space between for tall focal points within your garden landcape. These will also do well in gardens that are designed for multiple seasons of interest, because of the way the leaves change color with the fall. Sweet Talker Viburnum is truly remarkable addition to landscaping in 2021, versatile and breathtaking.


Hardiness Zone: 7-8
Mature Height: 8 to 12 feet
Mature Width: 3 to 5 feet
Classification: Broad leaved semi-evergreen shrub, early spring flowering
Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
Habit: Upright, densely branched
Foliage: Bright green, dark burgundy in fall
Flower Color: Pink, very fragrant, earliest spring bloomer
Pruning Season: Prune in summer after flowering if at all, little required
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Tall enough at mature height for privacy hedges, also good as a specimen shrub
Growzone: 7-9 Proven Winners® Color Choice® Sweet Talker® Viburnum Hardiness Zone 7-9

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