Dense Fence™ Viburnum odoratissimum
‘VOC1’A is a sweet viburnum, as it is commonly known, which is highly suited for a privacy screen. What sets Dense Fence™ viburnum apart from the common form is its finer leaves, beautiful reddish new growth and shorter inter-nodes that makes it naturally a more compact plant that requires less pruning to keep tidy as a hedge or screen and for the grower it makes a dense hedge in a pot with much less work. It forms a dense screening hedge quickly and will form a 2m-high screen in as little as 30 months if it is planted in 200mm pots and providing it is in good conditions and fertilised correctly. Compared to the common form Dense Fence™ viburnum has coped better with temperatures down to −8ºC compared to the common form in tests, probably due to its finer leaf. It is drought and cold tolerant, and will also tolerate heavy frost once established.