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Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii 'Aurora'

This cultivar is similar to V. carlesii with the exception of more intense red buds,  Flowers open pink, then turning to white.  The result of 25 years of breeding by Leslie Slinger, Slieve Donald Nursery, Newcastle, Northern Ireland.  Introduced in 1958.

USDA Hardiness Zone:



5-8 Feet


5-8 Feet

Viburnum carlesii 'Aurora' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Acid
  • Well-drained

Sun Requirements

  • Full Shade or Part Sun

Fall Color

  • Wine red

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late April

Fragrant Flowers

  • Yes


  • Sparse
  • Persistant
  • Red to black

Native to

  • Korea