Viburnum × burkwoodii Conoy (syn. Viburnum Conoy) Caprifoliacae
Conoy Viburnum vi-BUR-num berk-WOOD-e-i
- Evergreen shrub, compact, spreading, 5 ft (1.5 m) tall and 8 ft (2.4 m) wide. Leaves opposite, simple, small, narrow, glossy dark green, in cold winter weather may be somewhat maroon. Flowers pink in bud then white, lightly fragrant. Fruit bright red, lasting for 6-8 weeks, then turning black in late fall.
- Sun to part shade. Best in moist, well-drained, slightly acid soil Tolerates drought and drier soils.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5b Conoy is a selection from a cross of V. utile with V. ×burkwoodii 'Park Farm Hybrid' made in 1968 by Dr. Donald Egolf at the U.S. National Arboretum. Selected for field trial and propagation in 1976, Conoy was named and released in 1988. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold Medal Plant Award, 1997.
- Oregon State Univ., North Willamette Research and Extension Center, Aurora