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Viburnum x burkwoodii

Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Compact Beauty'

All of the same features as V. x burkwoodii but on a much more compact plant.  The term compact is in reference to its shorter internodes which is also an indication that 'Compact Beauty' will be slower growing.  Based upon the rapid growth rate and ultimate size of V. x burkwoodii', we don't feel that 'Compact Beauty' will ever come close to matching its parent in size.  Little to no pruning would ever be required to keep this plant in bounds.  The plant pictured is 8' x 8' and grew only 6' in the last 10 years.  This description is based upon information and the pictures provided to us by The Dawes Arboretum which our plants have been cloned from.

Because of its compact size, profuse flowering and oustanding fall foliage, we're proud to offer this viburnum to the trade and the nation's gardeners.

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The term "compact" can be interpreted in two different ways.  One is that the internodes (distance between leaves) is compact or short(er) than the species or one or both of the parents in the case of a hybrid.  In this instance, this would indicate that the plant would be dense but could still achieve a larger size but taking more time to do so.  The second interpretation is that the plant will always be smaller than the species as is the case of ​V. carlesii' ​as compared to ​V. carlesii 'Compactum'. 

Growing and Maintenance Tips


8 feet


8 feet

Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Compact Beauty' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Compact
  • Rounded
  • Dense

Soil Requirements

  • Moist, well drained
  • Acid
  • Drought tolerant

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Red to burgundy

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late April

Fragrant Flowers

  • Yes


  • Red to black

Winter foliage

  • Semi-evergreen