Zone: 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Shade Height: 8-10' Width/Spread: 3-.5'

Sweet Talker viburnum offers deep pink tubular flowers that greet you in the early spring with a sweet, spicy, honey scent. The attractive, semi-evergreen foliage is a glossy forest green with an overcast of burgundy which intensifies in the autumn. Based on this hybrid’s lineage of V. x bodnantense x V. suspensum, it is heat tolerant, viburnum beetle resistant, reasonably tolerant to deer and highly salt tolerant. It’s great for hedging, privacy screens, or as a small tree.


Light: Will grow in the full range of sun exposures. However, it gets the best fall color with at least needs at least 4 hours of direct sunlight.

Soil: Will grow in any type of well-draining soil.

Water: Has average water needs, but will not tolerate sogginess.

Fertilizing: Apply a fertilizer formulated for flowering woody shrubs in early spring.

Pruning: Pruning isn’t recommended, as it will affect either flowering or berry production. If needed, you can prune after it is done flowering in spring.

Other: As it is a hybrid between two species of viburnum, it is not grown for berries at this time.

Botanical Name

Viburnum 'NCVX4' PP#33,229


7, 8

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Sun, Shade

Season of Interest

Early Spring


Borders, Containers, Foundations


Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Fall interest, Fragrant

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