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Viburnum utile

Common Name(s):
Service viburnum
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought and heat tolerant; native. This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
4-6 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple, leathery black-green leaves; 1 to 3 in. long; wavy appearance; white below; purplish tinge in winter
Flower:
Pink buds open white on a 2 to 3 in. cyme; mild fragrance; 0.2 in. red to bluish black drupe
Zones:
6 to 8
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil
Form:
Straggly; loose, open; dense
Width:
4-6 ft.
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1839

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