Thursday, April 8, 2010

PLANT OF THE WEEK: Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Mohawk'

Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Mohawk'

Burkwood Viburnum are some of the best all-around Viburnum--nice foliage, attractive, fragrant flowers, good upright, rounded growth habit, and all-around reliable plants. We love them!

But 'Mohawk' has to be one of the absolute best. It starts with clusters of glossy, dark rosy-red flower buds (tons of them) that open to white flowers with red blotches on the undersides of the petals. They're very, very pretty, no doubt, but it's the fragrance of this extraordinary shrub that is so spectacular. If only we had a little "smell-evision" on this blog.

This blog's author has two gorgeous specimens behind her large house that she can smell when she opens the front door. Truly one of the best smells on the planet.

It grows well in many exposures and soils, but performs best in sun, or in light shade where it's super hot. Grows to 8 feet tall and 10 feet wide. You gotta plant one.


  1. Yes, they are hardy in Denver. I would go out today and buy one. They should be just about to bloom there.