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James H. Schutte
VIBURNUM x burkwoodii 'Mohawk'
Burkwood Viburnum, Mohawk Viburnum
Inheriting the spicily fragrant flower clusters of Korean spice viburnum (Viburnum carlesii) and the lustrous dark green foliage of V. utile, this versatile, medium-sized, rather open shrub is also distinguished by its colorful buds and brilliant fall color. Borne in tennis-ball-sized clusters, the bright rose-pink flower buds open to white tubular flowers in spring (or in late winter in mild climates), attracting bees and early butterflies. The flowers may be followed by a scattering of red berries that ripen black in late summer. The oval, weakly toothed leaves with grayish undersides turn fiery orange-red before falling in autumn.
Somewhat hardier and more compact than others of its hybrid group, this adaptable and disease-resistant shrub prefers moist, fertile, acidic to slightly alkaline soil with good drainage. Plants are fullest and most floriferous in sun. Use 'Mohawk' in mixed borders or foundation plantings.
8 - 1
4 - 8
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
5'-7' / 1.5m - 2.1m
4'-6' / 1.2m - 1.8m
Early Spring, Spring, Late Winter
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
Green, Dark Green
Burgundy, Orange Red
Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break
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