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Viburnum × burkwoodii 'Anne Russell'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Fragrance

Flower

Toxicity

The fruit can cause a mild stomach upset if ingested

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Pink and White in Spring

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

arrowwood 'Anne Russell'

Family

Adoxaceae


Viburnum can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with opposite, simple or palmately lobed leaves and clusters of small, often fragrant white or pink flowers, followed by red, blue or black berries

'Anne Russell' is a bushy medium-sized semi-evergreen shrub with lustrous, broadly elliptic leaves. Pink buds open to very fragrant, tubular white flowers with five spreading lobes, borne in rounded clusters to 8cm in width

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade
  • Full shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Grows well in most moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid or Neutral
  • Sand, Clay, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

aphids, glasshouse whitefly and viburnum beetle may be a problem

Diseases

May be subject to a leaf spot