Viburnum rhytidophyllum

Virburnum rhytidophyllum
  • BOTANICAL NAME: Viburnum rhytidophyllum
  • PRONUNCIATION: vi-ber'num ri-ti-do-fil'um
  • COMMON NAME: Leatherleaf Viburnum
  • FAMILY: Caprifoliaceae
  • NATIVITY: Central to western China
  • GROWTH HABIT: Upright, strongly multi-stemmed shrubs
  • SIZE: 10 to 15' (height) by 10 to 15' (spread)
  • HARDINESS: Zone 5 - 8
  • CULTURE: well-drained soils, tolerates heavy shade
  • LANDSCAPE USE: massing or background plant
  • FOLIAGE: Opposite, simple, evergreen, ovate-oblong to ovate-lanceolate, 3 to 7" long
  • BUDS: Vegetative-large, rusty colored, tomentose, foliose
  • BARK: Grey to brown
  • FLOWER: yellowish-white, slightly fragrant, flowering in Mid-May 4 to 8"
  • FRUIT: Drupe, oval, 1/3" long red changing to black
  • PROPAGATION: cuttings
  • PESTS: None serious
  • CULTIVARS: 'Cree' 'Green Trump' 'Roseum'

 

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