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Viburnum farreri

Viburnum farreri 'Candidissima'

Similar in habit to the species with a few distinct exceptions.  The buds and bark are green rather than red and the leaves are a soft yellow-green, showing no red pigmentation in spring or fall.  Unlike the species, 'Candidissima' has white flowers which are also extremely fragrant.  Fruit rapidly changes from pale yellow to red, then to blue-black, but is not a significant feature since there are usually only 3 or 4 to a cluster.  Fall color is described as yellow to none.  Zone 5

USDA Hardiness Zone:



This plant can also be forced to bloom indoors as described under the species.  Blooms on naked stems.

Growing and Maintenance Tips

'Candidissima' is one of the first plants to bloom in the spring, so late spring frosts can wreck havoc on the flowers.  It is advisable to plant in a location that prolongs dormancy as long as possible. 


6-8 Feet


4 Feet

Viburnum farreri 'Candidissima' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Upright

Soil Requirements

  • Moist, well drained
  • Acid

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • None

Flowering Season

  • Late March

Fragrant Flowers

  • Yes


  • Sparse
  • Yellow to red to blue to black