Viburnum × burkwoodii

2 litre pot £21.99
available to order from summer
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Buy Viburnum × burkwoodii burkwood viburnum: Fabulously fragrant flowers

This shrub is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new foliage appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • 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 choose 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.

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Notes on 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"

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This plant arrived in the healthy state I expect from Crocus. I plan to 'lollipop' it to go along with two other Viburnum treated in this way: after one growing season it is almost at the desired height, and looking very comfortable. It had flowers on delivery: these were as perfect and fragrant as I had hoped.




Lovely plants


Planted in garden, look great




Lovely strong healthy plant Great service


Woodland understated beauty




Yes I would buy this plant again.


Nice healthy plant which is now flowering.




Viburnum Burkwoodii


Is now forming wonderful flower heads & I am so excited for an early flowering when the fragrance will follow me around the garden.


Hayling Island



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My viburnum has never flowered. It looks well and green. Should I move it to a different site?


Hello, I am not sure how old your plant is, but if it is reasonably well established, then the most likely causes of a lack of flowers would be not enough sun or not enough water or fertiliser. If sun is the issue, then I would recommend moving it, but do keep in mind that if the plant is more mature you will need to be very careful that you do not damage the roots when you do so.


Hi I bought this viburnum last spring and the bush settled quite well in my garden. However, the leaves are now becoming yellow and falling off. What can the problem be? I see that some varieties of viburnum are not evergreen or may be deciduous in cooler climates. But this one is definitely evergreen, is it? Thanks in advance for your help


Hello there This shrub is usually evergreen when mature, but often the young plants will still drop their leaves during the autumn. Hope this helps.

Specimen Ceanothus or another large bushy shrub.... Good afternoon, When I was first looking for a Ceanothus to replace the one we have in our front garden, I looked on your website, but you only had small ones. Our once lovely Ceanothus has been pruned out of all recognition again this year, as I planted it a bit too near our boundary when it was a baby. I know it may come back, but it is getting ridiculous as every time it grows back it has to be cut back again severely and then ooks a mess for most of the year. Have you got a nice, tall, bushy Ceanothus to replace it? I love my Ceanothus but perhaps if you don't have a big one, do you have another large, flowering shrub as an alternative? Hope you can help Regards Margaret


Hello Margaret, it is rare to find larger sized Ceanothus as they are usually quite short-lived and don't normally live longer than 6 - 8 years. We do have a selection of larger shrubs on our site like Hamamelis, Hydrangeas, Magnolias, Acer, Cornus, Cotinus, Philadelphus, Syringa and Viburnum, so you may find something of interest. They will be listed in this section. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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