A cultivar, Viburnum Odoratissimum ‘Emerald Lustre’ is reasonably vigorous Viburnum variety that will quickly grow to form a dense evergreen shrub to small tree.
Attractive foliage, a coppery red when new glossy and thick, turning to a bright green and then darkening with age. Excellent as a hedging plant with low branching almost to ground level. Reaching a height of 4-5m with a similar spread it can be pruned to shape and does cope with hard pruning if required.
Small white perfumed flowers in spring to summer, followed by dark red berries. This is a viburnum that grows well in warmer climates. Used as a hedge, filler in the back of the border or as a low windbreak, Emerald Lustre can be frost tender but has few other problems.
Growth rate in moderate to fast. Potted specimens supplied at .75 to 1m in height should reach 2 meters in two years provided good soil, fertiliser and moisture.
Use as a hedging plant or as a background plant in the garden border.
Spacing for a dense hedge should be at 1.2 to 1.5 meters apart. For a more informal hedging look, up to 3m apart.
Pruning Viburnum Odoratissimum ‘Emerald Lustre’
Best pruned twice a year to maintain shape and promote a good bushy habit. Can be pruned immediately after flowering, and again at any time when in active growth. Avoid pruning during very hot weather.
- Height – To 4m, best pruned to between 1 and 3m.
- Spread – To a width of 3m.
- Position – Full sum to a little shade. Not deep shade.
- Mulch well to maintain a cool moist root run.
- Fertilise with a general purpose slow release fertiliser in spring.
- Not suited to very cold climates.
Viburnum Emerald Lustre is available for sale from the following nurseries
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