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VIBURNUM x burkwoodii 'Mohawk'

Image of Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Mohawk'

James H. Schutte

Family

Caprifoliaceae

Botanical Name

VIBURNUM x burkwoodii 'Mohawk'

Plant Common Name

Burkwood Viburnum, Mohawk Viburnum

General Description

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.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    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

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    5'-7' / 1.5m - 2.1m

  • Width

    4'-6' / 1.2m - 1.8m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring, Late Winter

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Pink

  • Fruit Color

    Red, Black

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Burgundy, Orange Red

  • Bark Color

    Sandy Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No