PlantsViburnums→Burkwood's Viburnum (Viburnum 'Burkwoodii')

Also sold as:
Viburnum x burkwoodii

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 8-10 feet
Plant Spread: 6-8 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Other: Young stems and buds are also hairy
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: Red maturing to black
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: pink buds open to white snowballs
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Monoecious


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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Apr 30, 2019 3:18 PM

This Burkwood Viburnum is a hybrid species (V. x burkwoodii) between the Koreanspice Viburnum x the Service Viburnum (V. utile), the latter being an evergreen straggly shrub from central China. It has dark green semi-evergreen leaves that often get a good fall color late of yellow-orange-red. It was developed in England at the Burkwood & Skipwith Nursery in 1914. It has very fragrant white flower clusters like the Koreanspice, but it is a larger shrub that is sort of straggly with smaller, really dark green leaves. It is one of the scurfy Viburnums with rough, hairy twigs and buds. Some are sold at many larger, diverse nurseries. This hybrid species is used much more by landscape architects and designers than the general public.

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