There is nothing like the smell of a fragrant viburnum outside your bedroom window or off the end of your porch. As the wind blows the fragrance is carried throughout the yard.
There are a number of different fragrant Viburnums but two old time favorites, and the two that are still the best no matter what the ads say, are Viburnum Carlesi and Viburnum Carldephalum.
The easiest way to propagate fragrant viburnums is with softwood cuttings during the summer. Late spring and into the summer really depending upon where you are.
Here in Ohio zone 6 we start doing them around June 1st, absolutely no earlier. If you try and do them earlier they are likely to fail.
When you propagate plants via softwood cuttings you are using new growth. Growth from the current growing season.
That’s why you have to wait until at least June 1st. You have to give that new growth a chance to harden off just enough that they cuttings will stand on their own and not wilt over.
All of the details that you need about propagating via softwood cuttings here on my Homemade Plant Propagation System Page. And . . . we made a little movie about it here.
I know you don’t believe me, but I can promise you, if you had rooted cuttings of just about any plant to sell right now, there are people that would love to buy them from you. And I explain all of that in my system.
Here is a video on Allegheny Viburnum