Viburnum × burkwoodii
Burkwood Viburnum

 Plant Type:
 Hardiness:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
 Flowers:
White (Pink in bud opening to white in flower, appearing in early May, smelling a bit like cloves; 2.5" dia. hemispherical cymes open with foliage)
 Foliage:
Green (The semi-evergreen foliage is dark green and lustrous above and light gray below in spring/summer); Red (Turns wine-red in late autumn before falling; inconsistent)
 Fruit:
Red (Red berries in late fall ripen to black; not overly ornamental)
 Ultimate Height:
8-10 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
6-8 feet
 Soil:
Widely adapated to soils
 Range:
Hybrid origin
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves are opposite, simple, thick, oblong to ovate, 1.5-4" long, rounded or heart-shaped. Upper leaf surface dark green and shiny, yet moderately rough to the touch, whereas the underside is gray-brown and pubescent, having rusty brown veins. Leaf buds are foliose, naked, tomentose. Flower buds resemble small cauliflowers.

Additional Information

Trouble-free plant tolerant of soils and pollution (except sulfur). Also, does not tolerate more severe drought. Very fragrant when in bloom, although to a lesser degree than Viburnum carlesii (Koreanspice Viburnum). Bacterial spot and powdery mildew susceptibility (but not always a problem). Sulfur containing pesticides burn or defoliate leaves. Too thin to be a solid screen.

When Viburnum × burkwoodii has been observed flowering or fruiting at Purdue University

Flowering

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Fruiting

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

7 Viburnum × burkwoodii found

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= Heritage plant = Memorial plant
Number Accession ID Location
12009_10122*APOTR
22009_05045*AHIKS
32009_07101*ASCHL
42009_07082*ASCHL
52009_07102*ASCHL
62009_07083*ASCHL
72022_00307*AHORT

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