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Viburnum × burkwoodii ‘Mohawk’

Viburnum × burkwoodii 'Mohawk'

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This shrub has a compact, rounded form, growing 8-10 feet tall and wide. In early spring, it produces showy lipstick-red buds that open to white flowers. Once open, the flowers scent the air with their spicy, clove-like perfume for another two weeks. The glossy dark green foliage is handsome throughout the growing season and resistant to bacterial leaf spot and powdery mildew. Foliage turns orange-red in autumn.

CareProvide moderately fertile, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Shelter from cold, drying winds. Thrives in both hot and cold climates.

PropagationTake greenwood cuttings in summer.

ProblemsGray mold (Botrytis), rust, downy mildew, wood rot, Verticillium wilt, leaf spots, and dieback. Aphids, scale insects, weevils, Japanese beetles, mealybugs, Viburnum beetle, and tree hoppers.

  • Genus : Viburnum
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
  • Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
  • Bloom Time : Early Spring, Spring
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Showy Foliage
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White

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