Viburnum × burkwoodii Caprifoliacae
Burkwood Viburnum vi-BUR-num berk-WOOD-e-i
- Semi-evergreen shrub, 8-12 ft (2.4-3 m), upright, multi-stemmed, sprawly, loose form. Leaves opposite, simple, oblong to ovate, 4-10 x 2-4.5 cm, rounded or heart-shaped, margin indistinctly sparsely toothed (dentate), upper leaf surface dark green and shinny, underside gray-brown, pubescent, veins often rusty brown. Flowers pink at first, then white, 13 mm across, in hemispherical clusters about 6 cm wide, fragrant at first; flowers in spring and much less in fall.
- Sun to part shade. Best in moist, well-drained, slightly acid soil.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 Developed in 1924 by Burkwood & Skipworth in England (V. carlesii × V. utile). A few cultivars are available, one of the more popular ones is Mohawk; Conoy is a compact form; actually a hybrid from V. utile × V. ×burkwoodii 'Park Farm Hybrid' but often listed as a V. ×burkwoodii.
- Viburnum's in general attract birds and butterflies
- Oregon State Univ. campus: behind Ag. and Life Sciences, near loading dock.