Viburnum x burkwoodii


Viburnum burkwoodii in a 3 litre pot.

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Viburnum burkwoodii is a popular evergreen shrub that produces an abundance of fragrant, pinkish-white flowers in spring. The plant has glossy, dark green leaves that turn reddish-purple in autumn, adding to its ornamental appeal. Viburnum burkwoodii grows to about 2-3 meters in height and spread, making it a great choice for hedges, mixed borders, or as a stand-alone specimen. It prefers well-drained soil and can tolerate a range of growing conditions, including partial shade. The plant also attracts pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, and its berries provide a valuable food source for birds.

Key Facts

  • Common Name(s):Burkwood Viburnum
  • Hardiness:Fully hardy
  • How big will I get? Viburnum x burkwoodii can grow to a height of 2.5m and a spread of.5m.
  • Did You Know That:Viburnum can have up to 4 periods of colour through the year, with up to two flushes of flowers, berries and often fiery foliage in Autumn?

Plant Calendar

A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.

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Flowering Time
Foliage Colour

Care Guide

Soil Requirements

Viburnum x burkwoodii is a versatile plant and can cope with wet or drier soils, but prefers there to be decent drainage. This plant can grow in soil with a wide range of pH levels, it is not picky about the pH level of the soil.

Best Position

Viburnum x burkwoodii can handle either an exposed or a sheltered position and is a very versatile plant that can cope with full shade, partial shade, or full sun.


Viburnum x burkwoodii is fairly low maintenance and doesn’t require any pruning. Can be cut back hard in late Spring if desired.

Pest, Diseases and Wildlife

Viburnum x burkwoodii can have problems with aphids, it can be vulnerable to certain diseases such as leaf spot, grey moulds and root rot. It is considered to be toxic.

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