Viburnum × burkwoodii 'Conoy' Viburnum × burkwoodii 'Conoy' Photo/Illustration: C. Dwayne Jones 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 (Viburnum × burkwoodii 'Conoy') vy-BURN-um ex burk-WOOD-ee-eye Genus: Viburnum This small deciduous shrub is covered in early spring with pink buds that burst open to reveal slightly fragrant, showy, flat-topped white flowers. Fleshy red fruit is borne in pendulous bunches in late August, darkening to all-black in October. Leaves fade to a dark maroon in the fall and winter months when planted in colder areas. Plants grow to about 5 feet tall and 8 feet wide. A cross between V. utile and V. × burkwoodii ‘Park Farm Hybrid’, this shrub is excellent as a foundation plant, as a specimen, in mass groupings, in a shrub border, or in containers. Evergreen to Zones 7 and 8. Care: Provide moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil in full sun to part shade. Site near other Viburnum species to ensure good cross-pollination and fruit set. Once established, this plant is tolerant of drought and reflected heat from home foundations. Propagation: Take greenwood cuttings in summer. Problems: Gray mold (Botrytis), rust, downy mildew, powdery mildew, wood rot, Verticillium wilt, leaf spots, and dieback. Aphids, scale insects, weevils, Japanese beetles, Viburnum beetles, mealybugs, and tree hoppers. Overview Height 3 ft. to 6 ft. Spread 6 ft. to 10 ft. Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Fragrant Flowers, Showy Flowers, Showy Fruit, Showy Foliage, Attracts Birds Bloom Time Spring Flower Color White Flower Foliage Color Evergreen Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Hedge, Screening, Specimen Plant/Focal Point Style Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Tolerance Drought Tolerant Type Shrubs Related Plants to Viburnum × burkwoodii 'Conoy' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Dorothy Wyckoff andromeda Pieris japonica 'Dorothy Wyckoff' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Lily-of-the-valley bush Pieris japonica 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hedgehog rose Rosa rugosa var. alba 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hedgehog rose Rosa 'Blanc Double de Coubert' View the discussion thread.