Spice Baby™ Koreanspice Viburnum Viburnum carlesii

Spice Baby™ Koreanspice Viburnum Viburnum carlesii


Spice Baby Viburnum or Viburnum carlesii is a showy dwarf flowering shrub known for its white snowball-shaped blooms and dark green foliage. In the spring, red buds emerge and transition to a soft shade of pink, and graduate to a white showy spectacle. Spice Baby Viburnum has year-round interest for its dark green foliage that changes to a crimson red hue in the fall and winter months.

This deer-resistant shrub reaches heights of 60 inches and a spread of 60 inches. It’s compact growth habit makes it an excellent selection for any small space garden. Koreanspice Viburnum grows best in partial to full sun and acidic, well-drained soil. Plant this hardy shrub that is sure to bring a spicy, yet sweet aroma to any garden or landscape.


Fragrant. White flowers. Compact. Deer-resistant.

Fragrant Flower 

Produces Berries 

Resists: Deer 

Small or Miniature 



Plant Type: Shrub  

Shrub Type: Deciduous  

Height Category: Medium  

Garden Height: 42 - 60 Inches  

Spacing: 42 - 70 Inches  

Spread: 42 - 60 Inches  

Flower Colors: White  

Foliage Colors: Green  

Foliage Shade: Green  

Habit: Upright  

Container Role: Thriller 



Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun, Sun 

Maintenance Category: Easy 

Blooms On: Old Wood 

Bloom Time: Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring 

Hardiness Zones: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Water Category: Average 

Uses: Landscape 

Uses Notes:Landscapes


PLEASE NOTE: To produce berries, you'll need another carlesii (same species) but a different cultivar (Spice Girl).


Maintenance Notes: 

Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Fertilize with a controlled release fertilizer in spring. May be trimmed after flowering.

With its fragrant spring blooms and attractive habit, this compact Korean Spice viburnum is a great addition to gardens. Stronger growing than other compact varieties, it's a great choice for smaller landscapes, providing all of the spicy, intoxicating spring fragrance of traditional Koreanspice viburnum in a petite package.