This plant is one that everyone should include in their garden for the wonderful spring fragrance it produces! It needs to be positioned where the fragrance can be appreciated, for example near an entrance, window, pathway or outdoor sitting area.
The plant is semi-deciduous. When it's young, almost all of its leaves will turn red and drop off in the winter, but as the plant gets older - it becomes almost totally evergreen. The shrub is very hardy and able to withstand frosts and wind. It will grow in full sunlight, right through to full shade.
'Viburnum x burkwoodii' is what I would call a background shrub. It grows to approximately 2.5m high, by 2.5m wide. The flowers are tiny, pink in bud - turning white when open, and borne in clusters. They are relatively insignificant in appearance - but the scent they produce is amazing!
There are many varieties of Viburnum. Each has different characteristics and some produce fragrant flowers - but not all! The scented varieties all produce flowers that have unique fragrances to that specific variety and some are more appealing than others!
For a hardy background shrub, with an amazing fragrance - I suggest including 'Viburnum x burkwoodii' in your garden!