Viburnum × burkwoodii
A spring flowering fragrant viburnum with shiny evergreen leaves balanced by modest, rounded heads of pink buds that open to blush white - one of the best shade providers among spring woodlanders
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April and May
- Flower colour: white
- Other features: fabulously fragrant flowers; red fruits, ripening to black in autumn, which can cause a mild stomach ache if ingested
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Domed clusters of fragrant white flowers in April and May, opening from pink buds, followed by red fruit, and glossy, dark green leaves. This Viburnum is one of the best scented varieties and is usually evergreen when the plant matures. To fully appreciate the fabulously fragrant flowers chose a partly shady border close to an entrance or path.
- Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Where necessary remove any misplaced or diseased branches in mid-summer after flowering.