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Burkwood Viburnum

Viburnum x burkwoodii

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Burkwood Viburnum (Viburnum x burkwoodii) at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Viburnum x burkwoodii in bloom

Viburnum x burkwoodii in bloom

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Burkwood Viburnum (Viburnum x burkwoodii) at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Viburnum x burkwoodii in fall

Viburnum x burkwoodii in fall

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Burkwood Viburnum (Viburnum x burkwoodii) at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Viburnum x burkwoodii flowers

Viburnum x burkwoodii flowers

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Height:  10 feet

Spread:  7 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Description:

Among the finest of garden shrubs, an upright mounded beauty with intensely fragrant ball-shaped clusters of pinkish-white flowers in early spring, plant where the fragrance can be enjoyed, tidy the rest of the year; an ideal specimen or border shrub

Ornamental Features

Burkwood Viburnum is covered in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers at the ends of the branches in early spring, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The narrow leaves turn an outstanding deep purple in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Burkwood Viburnum is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Burkwood Viburnum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Burkwood Viburnum will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Fall Color 
Ornamental Features