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Viburnum × burkwoodii 'Mohawk' (Burkwood Viburnum)

Burkwood Viburnum 'Mohawk'


Wonderfully fragrant, Viburnum × burkwoodii 'Mohawk' (Burkwood Viburnum) is a compact, upright, multi-stemmed, semi-evergreen shrub with ovate, glossy, dark green leaves that turn attractive shades of orange and red in fall, except where evergreen (USDA Zones 7 and 8). In mid spring, red flower buds open to very fragrant white flowers, arranged in snowball clusters. Lasting up to 2 weeks, they give way to pendulous clusters of red berries which ripen black in mid to late summer. Hidden by the foliage, the fruits are however not particularly showy. To have the best cross-pollination and fruit display, plant in groups rather than as specimens. Perfect for the shrub border, as a flowering hedge or as a handsome specimen.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society and Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold Metal Plant.
  • Grows up to 8-10 ft. tall and wide (240-300 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, 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 spot 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 Viburnums
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spread 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spacing 96" – 120" (240cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
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 Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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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.


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 Viburnums
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spread 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spacing 96" – 120" (240cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
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 Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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