Viburnum × burkwoodii

Viburnum × burkwoodii, the Burkwood viburnum, is a 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]

Viburnum × burkwoodii
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Adoxaceae
Genus: Viburnum
Species:
V. × burkwoodii
Binomial name
Viburnum × burkwoodii
Burkwood & Skipwith

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.[1]

The specific epithet burkwoodii refers to the 19th century hybridisers, Arthur and Albert Burkwood.[2]

Numerous cultivars have been developed, of which ‘Mohawk’[3] and 'Park Farm Hybrid'[4] have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
  2. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315.
  3. ^ "RHS Plantfinder - Viburnum × burkwoodii 'Mohawk'". Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  4. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Viburnum × burkwoodii 'Park Farm Hybrid'". Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  5. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 107. Retrieved 16 February 2019.

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