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Viburnum rhytidophyllum

Common Name(s):
Leatherleaf viburnum
Cultivar(s):
Cree
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Retains leaves in winter; excellent foliage character; protect from winter wind and sun; does not like summer heat; may be grown as hedge, in mixed shrub planting or as specimen plant. This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
10-15 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple, corrugated, lustrous dark green leaves; 4 to 7 in. long; tomentose below
Flower:
Creamy white flowers on 4 to 8 in. flat-topped cyme; red drupe turns black
Zones:
5-7
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Full sun, partial shade to shade; moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Coarse
Form:
Upright; multi-stemmed; open with age
Width:
10-15 ft.
Tags:
red fruit, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1830

Viburnum rhytidophyllum Viburnum rhytidophyllum growth habit
Photo by Pepineiriste, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Viburnum rhytidophyllum Viburnum rhytidophyllum leaf and fruit detail
Photo by Leonora Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Viburnum rhytidophyllum Viburnum rhytidophyllum flower cluster detail
Photo by Gertrud K., CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0