Viburnum farreri - Syn. Viburnum fragrans, Farrer Viburnum
Probably oneof the most popular of all shrubs. First introduced from Northern Chinain 1910 by William Purdom and later by William Farrer around 1921. ThisViburnum produces beautiful pink buds opening to white fragrant flowers fromNovember until early spring in steady succession on the bare wood. The flowersare quite striking in the winter landscape and are remarkably resilient tofrost. The foliage has distinct veins that give it an attractive look and theyoung growth is a pleasing bronze colour. Can be grown as part of amixed planting as an individual specimen or in a pot or container. Use a goodquality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peatytypes of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots.Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommendOsmoscote pro 8-9 month applied in the early spring. One application gives allthe nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soilsbased compost.