The Coppertop Sweet Viburnum is a brilliant, bold, and beautiful new ornamental shrub from the Southern Living Plant Collection! It features glossy dark maroon-red new growth that fades to copper and then olive green over the season. Therefore, it sports a multi-toned appearance throughout much of the season. Furthermore, it also produces small white flower clusters with a light fragrance in spring.
It grows naturally upright with a bushy form and reaches 8-10′ H x 5-6′ W at maturity. Its foliage is surprisingly compact and dense, without any pruning. Therefore, this is a notably low-maintenance addition to your landscape.
It’s perfect for a trimmed hedge, privacy screen, mass planting, or even as a specimen.
This selection is great for the south, thanks to its impressive heat and drought tolerance.
Hardy from USDA Zones 8-10, down to 10°F when fully established.
Plant in Full Sun for ideal foliage growth and color.
Water 2-3 times per week for the first growing season. More water may be needed during the Summer in times of extreme heat and/or drought.
Prefers average garden soil with good drainage.
Fertilize with a slow-release, balanced fertilizer in spring to encourage new growth and the overall health of your plant.
For a seamless planting, plant your plants 3-4 feet apart. For space between each, plant over 6 feet apart.
Plants are our passion, and we’re choosy about what we’ll send to our customers. We carefully mature our plants into their pots, pick the best ones to ship, and send them on their way to your front door. All of our plants are shipped in their pots with soil, never bare-root. If you have any issues with your order on arrival, contact us and let us know at 1-866-618-5659 or email us at [email protected].