Viburnum x burkwoodii
- Common Name(s):
- Burkwood viburnum
Burkwood viburnum is an easy to grow shrub that has showy fragrant flowers and will attract wildlife to your yard. Prune after flowering, however be aware you will remove some fruits that are showy in the summer. This particular hybrid is not as showy as other with its summer fruit display. To have the best cross-pollianation and fruit display plant in groups rather than as specimens. Mature plants have excellent heat and drought tolerance. Leaves turn maroon in fall but remain evergreen in zones 7 and 8. This hybrid is a cross between V. utile and V. carlesii.
Seasons of Interest:
Foliage: Fall Bloom: Spring, April Fruit: Summer, red ripen to black drupe
Wildlife Value: This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. The cultivar 'Mohawk' is particularly disease resistant.
- 8-10 ft.
- Opposite, simple, lustrous dark green leaves; 1.5 to 4 in. long; tomentose below
- Pink buds open white in early spring; 2 to 3 in. cluster, flat topped cymes; fragrant; 0.3 in. red fruit turns black in summer
- 4 to 8
- Sun to partial shade; medium moisture range of well-drained soil types
- Upright multi-stemmed shrub; straggly; irregular to rounded
- 5-8 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1842