|'Mohawk' is a backcross of V x burkwoodii x V. carlesii made in l953. Some of them are: dark red flower buds which open to white petals with red-blotched reverse, strong spicy clove fragrance and the brilliant red flower buds that appear several weeks before the flowers begin to open, the glossy, and the dark green leaves which turn a brilliant orange-red in autumn that are highly resistant to bacterial leaf spot and powdery mildew. This is a compact grower reaching a height of 7 feet with spreading branches to 7 1/2 feet across.
It is noted not only for its fragrant, snowball-shaped, mid to late spring flowers that are pink in bud. It is quite tolerant of pollution, heat, and cold.
Red fruit persists throughout the winter and beckons birds. Soil should be moderately fertile and moist, yet well-drained in full to partial sun. Evergreen in warmer areas and deciduous in cooler areas. Grows to 8 feet tall and wide.