Viburnum × burkwoodii

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Viburnum × burkwoodii
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flowering shrub
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Adoxaceae
Genus: Viburnum
Binomial name
Viburnum × burkwoodii

Viburnum × burkwoodii (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]

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 'Park Farm Hybrid' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]

References[edit]

  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 Plant Selector - Viburnum × burkwoodii 'Park Farm Hybrid'". Retrieved 8 June 2013.