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Excellent habit and rich, burgundy fall color.

Viburnum Northern Burgundy™

Deep burgundy leaves are an added benefit to this useful workhorse.

A deciduous multi-stemmed shrub attaining a mature size of 8' to 10' in height and spread. This selection has a broad, upright-rounded habit and moderately glossy, dark green foliage. Creamy white flowers appear in early to mid- June, followed by ornamental clusters of blue-black fruit in late September through October. Depending on weather conditions, fall color is a rich blend of wine-red and burgundy from late October through late November Best from softwood cuttings taken in June, 4" to 6" in l ength, treated with 1,000 ppm IBA, plus fungicide. Start cuttings under mist in torpedo sand or similar rooting media. Semi-hardwood cuttings may also be taken, with appropriate increases in IBA concentration. Rooting occurs in 4 to 6 weeks.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Northern Burgundy arrowwood viburnum
  • Botanical Name

    Viburnum dentatum 'Morton'
  • Origin

    A clonal selection made by Ralph Synnestvedt, Sr. of the Synnestvedt Company in Round Lake, Illinois. Initially sold under the identity of V. dentatum pubescens.

Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

  • Size

    8-10' tall by 6-8' wide in 10 years
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun
  • Soil

    Adaptable to a broad spectrum of soils
  • Moisture

    Drought tolerant, avoid extremely wet sites.
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Borders, foundations, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, naturalized plantings
  • Propagation

    Softwood Cuttings

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