Viburnum 'Mohawk'

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Height: 7 feet
Spread: 7 feet
Sunlight: full sun partial shade
Hardiness Zone: 5a


One of the finest garden shrubs, featuring showy red flower buds opening to intensely fragrant ball-shaped clusters of pink flowers in early spring, plant where the fragrance can be enjoyed, tidy the rest of the year; an ideal specimen or border shrub.

Ornamental Features

Mohawk Viburnum is clothed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers with a cherry red reverse at the ends of the branches in early spring, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The narrow leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Mohawk Viburnum is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Mohawk Viburnum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting
General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Mohawk Viburnum will grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.