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Burkwood Viburnum

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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

Characteristics

Species:
x burkwoodii
Average Landscape Height:
10 feet
Average Landscape Width:
7 feet
Genus:
Viburnum
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
upright spreading
Canopy:
leggy
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Flower Color:
white
Flower Bud Color:
pink
Flower Fragrance:
high
Flower Period:
in early spring
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Fall Color:
dark purple
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
high

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 deciduous foliage. The narrow leaves turn an outstanding deep purple in the fall.

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.

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.

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