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Lantanphyllum Viburnum Viburnum x rhytidophylloides

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vih-BUR-num ry-ti-do-fil-oy-deez
Description

This semi-evergreen, broadleaved ornamental shrub has slightly arching branches.  In its youth its habit is erect.  As it ages, it will become more mounded and spreading.  It is an artificial hybrid. This hybrid of V. rhytidophyllum and V. lantana becomes an 8-10 feet tall bush.

Flower buds form in the summer, pruning should be completed soon after flowing.  Fall pruning will impact the next years flowering.  It is semi-evergreen, retaining some leaves in the warmer zones.  Cooler zones may produce a deciduous condition.   Where semi-evergreen, the plant may lose some foliage in the winter months.  The remaining foliage can become wind-burned and an unattractive brown-green.  In the early part of the year, a late frost may also affect the flowers, turning them a cream-brown color.

Suckers will form with age.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No major issues.  May occasionally be affected by leaf spot.  

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Allegheny'
  • 'Interduke'
'Allegheny', 'Interduke'
Tags:
#white#sun#deciduous#full sun#partial shade#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#cream#white flowers#shrub#semi-evergreen#deer browsing plant#deer resistant#cream flowers#dry soils tolerant#erosion tolerant#pollution tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Allegheny'
  • 'Interduke'
'Allegheny', 'Interduke'
Tags:
#white#sun#deciduous#full sun#partial shade#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#cream#white flowers#shrub#semi-evergreen#deer browsing plant#deer resistant#cream flowers#dry soils tolerant#erosion tolerant#pollution tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viburnum
    Family:
    Viburnaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Euraisa, China
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts birds and butterflies
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    mildly resistant to deer damage, range of soil types
    Dimensions:
    Height: 8 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • 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 Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Description:
    The flowers will give way in the fall to its fruit. This plant has reddish drupes that turn from green to red and then black in the fall. They are glossy. Fruits can be abundant, or sparse and non-existent due to the need for a mixture of cross-pollinating shrubs from one or both parents is needed nearby.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    This plant has creamy white flowers on 3 to 4 in. flat-topped cyme in spring. The fragrance may not be desirable.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has opposite, simple, leathery, and dark green leaves which are 4 to 8 in. long, light green below, and hold late into fall. The leaves of Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Interduke' are a semi-shiny green on top with a pale-green underneath: the veins can be obviously seen on top and below. Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Interduke' leaf arrangement is opposite but then the leaves change by 90 degrees and have leaves opposite each other again.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Gray
    Bark Description:
    Bark of Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Interduke' is light gray.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    White
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    The multi-stemmed stems emerge green-white, changing to an orange-brown by winter.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Patio
    Walkways
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Barrier
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer