An excellent, rounded shrub growing 5-8' tall and wide. April flowers are pink in the bud, opening to white and very fragrant, hence its name. Fruit is red changing to black. Although fruit is persistant through the winter, it is sparse and therefore not real effective. Foliage is pubescent, green, with a wine-red fall color.
Although there are many fragrant viburnums, V. carlesii is possibly the most commonly planted in home gardens.