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Cultural Details for Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Mohawk'

Common Name:
Mohawk Burkwood Viburnum

Growth Rate:
Slow to medium

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Dark red flower buds open to white petals with red-blotched reverse; abundant inflorescences

Fruit Details:
Red changing to black, 1/3"diameter, ellipsoidal-flattened drupe, July-August, usually sparsely produced and of insignificant ornamental importance

Fall Color:
A brilliant orange-red

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Foliage resistant to bacterial leaf spot and powdery mildew; viburnums are relatively free of major problems

Native Habitat:
Resulted from a backcross of V. burkwoodii x V. carlesii made in 1953

Other Features:
Excellent choice for the shrub border, works well with broadleaf evergreens, fragrance of spicy clove permeates the entire garden; thrives even in a polluted environment

Culture and Care:
Most viburnums require a slightly moist, well-drained soil, are pH adaptable but prefer a slightly acidic situation

This plant was blooming:
4/8/2010 - 5/10/2010
4/2/2007 - 4/5/2007

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 134

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.