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Mirror Leaf Viburnum Viburnum awabuki 'Chindo'

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Phonetic Spelling
vih-BUR-num a-wa-BU-ke
Description

‘Chindo’ viburnum is a dense, pyramidal shrub with lustrous, dark green foliage. With maturity, this plant will have clusters of tiny white flowers that develop into bright red berries in early autumn.

Grow this tough, durable plant in sun to partial shade. ‘Chindo’ tolerates a wide range of soils and is also mildly resistant to damage by deer. When established, this viburnum can withstand drought-like weather conditions, and becomes carefree with no serious pest problems. 

Choose ‘Chindo’ viburnum for your next hedge or evergreen screen, or as a large accent planting. A Raulston Arboretum Selection since 2003, ‘Chindo’ Viburnum will be a terrific addition to any sunny Carolina landscape.

Quick ID

  • Evergreen shrub with large, waxy leaves
  • Flowers white in rounded corymbs
  • Leaves remotely toothed, leathery
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#bees#evergreen#vigorous#white flowers#spring flowers#show stopper#hedges#cpp#deer resistant#glossy leaves#red fruits#fall fruits#screening#fantz#evergreen shrub#birds
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viburnum
    Species:
    awabuki
    Family:
    Viburnaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Mildly resistant to damage by deer, can withstand drought-like conditions.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 9 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits are pendulous, large, red to purple berry-like drupes.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Lightly fragrant small white flowers on rounded clusters in spring.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are very shiny, waxy medium-dark green leaves; 3-7 in. long; new growth may have a reddish tinge
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Lenticels:
    Conspicuous
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    Stems and branches stout, angled, abundant grayish lenticels.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought