Burkwood viburnum

Viburnum × burkwoodii

Burkwood viburnum - Viburnum × burkwoodii

Common Name: Burkwood viburnum
Genus: Viburnum
Species: × burkwoodii

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.50 m (250 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.50 m (250 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: fabulously fragrant flowers; red fruits ripening to black in autumn which can cause a mild stomach ache if ingested


Domed clusters of fragrant white flowers in April and May opening from pink buds followed by red fruit and glossy dark green leaves. This Viburnum is one of the best scented varieties and is usually evergreen when the plant matures. To fully appreciate the fabulously fragrant flowers choose a partly shady border close to an entrance or path.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Where necessary remove any misplaced or diseased branches in mid-summer after flowering.

  • Goes well with: Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten', Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae, Dryopteris filix-mas, Polygonatum odoratum, Astrantia major alba, Rosa rugosa var. alba.

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