Viburnum x burkwoodii is also known as Burkwood viburnum. It is part of the Adoxaceae family of plants. Viburnum x burkwoodii is a deciduous shrub. It can grow to 2.5m or 8ft tall. Viburnum x burkwoodii is a hybrid. Its parents are Viburnum carlessi and Viburnum utile. It is named after Arthur and Albert Burkwood, hybridizers.
It has dark green foliage. The leaves are glossy and ovate. The foliage turns a reddish color. Viburnum x burkwoodii produces clusters of white or pale pink flowers. It flowers in spring. After flowering, it produces red berries. Berries ripen to black in autumn.
How to grow Viburnum x burkwoodii:
Grow Viburnum x burkwoodii in the sun, shade, or partial shade. Plant it in humus-rich, fertile soil. The soil should be moist but well-drained. It can tolerate drought.
Propagate Viburnum x burkwoodii by softwood cuttings in summer. Propagate by hardwood cuttings in winter. It can also be propagated by grafting or layering. Watch out for aphids, leaf spot, or honey fungus.
Viburnum x burkwoodii does not require pruning. Remove dead or diseased branches. Do this in summer after the flowering season is over. Viburnum x burkwoodii attracts butterflies.