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Viburnum × burkwoodii ‘Conoy’ (Burkwood Viburnum)

Burkwood Viburnum 'Conoy'

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Viburnum × burkwoodii Conoy,Burkwood Viburnum Conoy, Fragrant Shrub, Shrub with fall color, fall color, shrub with berries, White flowers, Red berries

Wonderfully fragrant, Viburnum × burkwoodii ‘Conoy’ (Burkwood Viburnum) is a compact, multi-stemmed, semi-evergreen shrub of spreading, habit with ovate, glossy, dark green leaves that turn maroon in fall, except where evergreen (USDA Zones 7 and 8). In mid-spring, red flower buds open to very fragrant creamy-white flowers arranged in flat-topped clusters up to 4 in. across (10 cm). Lasting up to 2 weeks, they give way to pendulous clusters of red berries, which ripen in late summer and persist into the fall. Hidden by the foliage, the fruits are not particularly showy. Plant in groups rather than as specimens to have the best cross-pollination and fruit display. Perfect for the shrub border, as a flowering hedge, or as a handsome specimen.

  • Recipient of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold Metal Plant.
  • Grows up to 4-5 ft. tall (120-150 cm) and 7-8 ft. wide (210-240 cm).
  • A full sun or part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in average, moderately fertile, humus-rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates a wide range of soil types. Adaptable to poor soils, compacted soils, soils of various pH, heat, drought, and pollution.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant or in shrub borders, it makes striking hedges and screens and lovely foundation plantings. A great shrub for the perennial border too! Plant your Viburnum near high-traffic areas to enjoy its wonderful fragrance.
  • Attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds, and birds.
  • Low maintenance, this plant has no serious insect or disease problems, but watch for leaf spots and aphids.
  • Prune as required immediately after flowering.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer, semi-ripe cuttings from midsummer to fall or hardwood cuttings in winter.
  • Fruit if eaten can cause a mild stomach upset.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Adoxaceae
Genus Viburnum
Common names Viburnum, Burkwood Viburnum
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spread 7' - 8'
(210cm - 240cm)
Spacing 84" - 96"
(210cm - 240cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden, Coastal Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Viburnum opulus ‘Nanum’ (European Cranberrybush)
Viburnum odoratissimum (Sweet Viburnum)
Viburnum farreri (Farrer Viburnum)
Viburnum setigerum (Tea Viburnum)
Viburnum ‘Pragense’ (Prague Viburnum)
Viburnum macrocephalum (Chinese Snowball Viburnum)

Recommended Companion Plants

Prunus incisa ‘Kojo-No-Mai’ (Flowering Cherry)
Erica x darleyensis ‘Kramer’s Rote’ (Winter Heath)
Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’ (Golden Variegated Sweet Flag)
Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ (Bloodtwig Dogwood)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Adoxaceae
Genus Viburnum
Common names Viburnum, Burkwood Viburnum
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spread 7' - 8'
(210cm - 240cm)
Spacing 84" - 96"
(210cm - 240cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden, Coastal Garden
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