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Viburnum x burkwoodii Burkwood Viburnum

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Viburnum x burkwoodii

Burkwood Viburnum

A hybrid from V. utile pollinated by V. carlesii by Burkwood and skipwith in Kingston-on-Thames in England, introduced in 1924.  Exhibits upright growth habit reaching 10' in height and 6-8' across.  Flowers are pink in the bud, opening to pure white in early May with spicy, almost intoxicating fragrance.  Foliage is a lustrous dark green and evergreen in warmer climates but only retaining tip foliage in colder climates.  Fruit is red, changing to black but can be sparse and insignificant.  Fall color is wine red.  Zone 4

USDA Hardiness Zone:



8-10 Feet


8 Feet

Viburnum x burkwoodii Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Upright, rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Moist, well drained
  • Acid

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Wine red

Flowering Season

  • Early to mid May

Fragrant Flowers

  • Yes


  • Sparse
  • Persistant
  • Red to black

Winter foliage

  • Semi-evergreen