Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
VIBURNUM x burkwoodii
Inheriting the spicily fragrant flower clusters of Korean spice viburnum (Viburnum carlesii) and the lustrous dark foliage of V. utile, this versatile, medium-sized, rather open shrub provides nearly year-round ornamental interest. Borne in tennis-ball-sized clusters, the light pink 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. Nearly evergreen in milder districts, the narrowly oval, weakly toothed leaves have gray felting underneath. In cold climates they turn burgundy before falling in autumn.
Plant this hardy, adaptable shrub in moist, fertile, acidic to slightly alkaline soil with good drainage. Plants are fullest and most floriferous in sun. It works well in the mixed border or foundation planting. Cultivar 'Mohawk' is known for its showy red flowerbuds and great fall color.
8 - 1
5 - 8
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
6'-8' / 1.8m - 2.4m
Early Spring, Spring, Late Winter
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Dark Green
Yellow, Red, Green, Burgundy
Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border
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