Burkwood viburnum Caprifoliaceae Viburnum
xburkwoodii Burkwood & Skipwith (carlesii x utile)
|Leaf: Opposite, simple, ovate, irregularly toothed, 2 to 4 inches long, shiny green above, paler and pubescent beneath, leaves remain long into the early winter.
Flower: Showy, displayed in 2 to 4 inches dense, terminal clusters of white (may be tinged in pink) flowers, each 1/2 inch across, 5 petals, very fragrant, appearing with the leaves.
Fruit: Elliptical drupe, 1/3 inch long, somewhat flattened, brick red in the fall but turning black after frosts.
Twig: Slender, scruffy gray-brown; vegetative buds are naked and scruffy gray-brown; flower buds in large terminal clusters (1/4 to 1/2 inch across).
Bark: Smooth gray-brown with numerous lenticels.
Form: A rounded, moderately dense shrub reaching 5 to 10 feet tall.
Looks like: Koreanspice viburnum
- linden viburnum
- doublefile viburnum
- wayfaringtree viburnum
| Additional Range Information:
Viburnum xburkwoodii is planted in the USDA
hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson