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Viburnum x burkwoodii

Common Name(s):
Burkwood viburnum
Cultivar(s):
'Mohawk'
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

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. 

Compare this plant to:  Viburnum utile, Viburnum carlesii

Height:
8-10 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple, lustrous dark green leaves; 1.5 to 4 in. long; tomentose below
Flower:
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
Zones:
4 to 8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; medium moisture range of well-drained soil types
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright multi-stemmed shrub; straggly; irregular to rounded
Width:
5-8 ft.
Tags:
pink, heat tolerant, showy flowers, deciduous, low maintenance, fall color, drought tolerant, birds, fragrant, butterflies, shrub boarder, white, deer resistant, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 1842

Viburnum x burkwoodii Viburnum x burkwoodii leaf detail
Photo by Bri Weldon, CC BY - 2.0
Viburnum x burkwoodii Viburnum x burkwoodii flower detail
Photo by Danny Barron, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0