Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Burkwood Viburnum

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Medium
  • Scientific Name: Viburnum x burkwoodii Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Viburnum
  • Zone: 5
  • Plant Size: 6-8'
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Habit: Upright
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Full sun to partial shade.

  • Notes:

    A hybrid between the Korean spice viburnum (V. carlesii), from which it inherits splendidly fragrant spring flowers, and the service viburnum (V. utile), an evergreen species from which it receives glossy dark-green leaves that are held into December (semi-evergreen). Will perform best in zone 5 if given a protected location.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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