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Burkwood Viburnum
Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Mohawk'

Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viburnum (vy-BUR-num) (Info)
Species: x burkwoodii (berk-WOOD-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Mohawk

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Dark/Black

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Nicholasville, Kentucky

Penfield, New York

Grove City, Ohio

Yukon, Oklahoma

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Lexington, Virginia

Stafford, Virginia

Stanwood, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 13, 2008, victorgardener from Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is a great plant. Wonderful fragrance. Sorry I did not see the above note earlier. It is without doubt a 'Mohawk'.

Positive

On Apr 6, 2004, BamaDave from Warrior, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:

The plant pictured above is not Mohawk Viburnum. It appears to be Viburnum plicatum tomentosum, or Doublefile Viburnum. Mohawk Viburnum has fragrant flower clusters that are semi-snowball in shape. A great plant, and so is the Doublefile Viburnum!