This viburnum is an introduction of the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., and is perhaps best noted for its compact, spreading habit and glossy foliage. It is a densely branched, multi-stemmed shrub that typically grows 4 to 5 feet tall and 7 to 8 feet wide.
‘Conoy’ viburnum features fragrant, creamy white flowers arranged in flat-topped umbels (2 to 4 inches wide) in April. Flowers are followed by pendulous clusters of red berry-like drupes that ripen in August and persist into the fall before eventually turning black. Ovate, glossy, dark green leaves (to 4 inches long) turn maroon in fall, but might remain evergreen in warmer southern climates (Zone 7).
Common Name: ‘Conoy’ Burkwood viburnum
Botanical Name: Viburnum x burkwoodii ‘Conoy’
Zones: 5 to 8
Plant Type: Deciduous shrub
Height: 4 to 5 feet
Spread: 7 to 8 feet
Bloom Time: April
Bloom Color: Creamy white
Sun: Full sun to part shade
(From Missouri Gardener. Photo courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden PlantFinder.)