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Coppertop® Sweet Viburnum

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About Coppertop® Sweet Viburnum

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.

Coppertop Sweet Viburnum Care

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.

How To Plant

  1. First, determine your planting location(s) for your Coppertop Sweet Viburnum based on the planting requirements listed above.
  2. Then, dig a hole that’s about three times the width of your plant’s rootball.
    • The hole needs to be deep enough that the top of the plant’s root ball is even with or slightly above the ground.
  3. Mix your native soil with a bag or two of rich garden soil or composted manure to provide additional nutrients for your growing plant.
    • If your soil is clay-rich, we recommend mixing pine bark in with your native soil at a ratio of about 1:1. This helps to improve the drainage and breathability around the plant’s roots.
  4. Fill the hole back in around your plant with your soil mixture.
    • Afterward, we recommend applying 3-4 inches of wood mulch around the base of your plant to help it retain moisture.
  5. Soak your new planting to settle the soil and hydrate your plant.
  6. This is a good time to fertilize your new plant as well. If planting in spring or early fall, use a balanced slow-release fertilizer. If you’re planting in summer or mid-fall, we recommend a rooting fertilizer.

Spacing Recommendations for the Coppertop Sweet Viburnum

For a seamless planting, plant your plants 3-4 feet apart. For space between each, plant over 6 feet apart.

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Scientific Name
Viburnum odoratissimum 'Brant 01' PPAF
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Average Size
8-10' H x 5-6' W
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5 reviews for Coppertop® Sweet Viburnum

  1. Kellen

    I bought 20 plants and seems they did not survive the 2 days of freeze here in Georgia. They all look dead and no one single leaf. The coldest day was 18F for 2 days. I am really upset

    • Christy Miller

      Good morning. Just as humans are capable of surviving great weather extremes, they need to be taken great care of as infants. These plants are very young and require care during harsher weather conditions. The Coppertop Sweet Viburnum is very well conditioned and extremely hardy for planting zones 8-10 if care is provided for the first two years.- Christy

  2. maha (verified owner)

    Packing was very good and plants came in a very good condition

  3. Candace Richardson (verified owner)

    The viburnum arrived carefully packed 2 plants to each box, with plastic wrapping around the bottom of each plant, and directions on the outside of the box as to how to position the box in order not to hurt the plants. The plants were in great shape, beautiful, and much larger than I anticipated. I am very satisfied and plan to order more plants this spring.

  4. Peaches (verified owner)

    Great looking shrub

  5. td14373 (verified owner)

    Hi y’all….I purchased 17 of these plants. They all arrived in excellent condition are have been in the ground for about 3 weeks now and are thriving. I highly recommend plants by mail. You will not be disappointed. Thomas Daley

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