Photo: viburnum x burkwoodii

Aa hybrid flowering plant in the family Adoxaceae (formerly Caprifoliaceae). It is a cross of garden origin between V. carlesii and V. utile, grown for its early, strongly scented flowers.[1]

Growing to 2.5 m (8 ft) tall and broad, V. × burkwoodii is a deciduous shrub with glossy, dark green oval leaves on well-branching, stiff stems. The sweetly scented flowers are pinkish white, borne in spring, and followed later in the season by red fruits ripening to black

Position: full sun or partial shade

Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil

Rate of growth: average

Flowering period: April and 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 chose a partly shady border close to an entrance or path.


1 - 250 cm
Full sun, Partial shade
Moist but well-drained