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(Leatherleaf Viburnum)

Viburnum rhytidophyllum is a large evergreen shrub, that provides year-round foliage and spring flowers. It was first introduced to the UK in 1900, and became a popular variety due to it’s uniqueness and capability to grow much larger than other Viburnums.

Viburnum rhytidophyllum produces domed heads of fragrant white flowers in the late spring. These contrast beautifully with the dark, glossy green oblong leaves that are prominently veined and felted grey beneath.

When planted in mixed boarders and woodland gardens, it will provide valuable year round structure, interest and colour.

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Plant Profile

Name: Viburnum rhytidophyllum

Common Name: Leatherleaf Viburnum

Family: Adoxaceae

Height: 2.5-4.0m

Width: 3.0-4.0m

Demands: All aspect facing

Soil: Moist but well-drained soil—Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand

Foliage: Evergreen

Flowers: White or Pink

Fruit: Red, Blue or Black Berries

FACT: A full flower truss can contain up to 2500 individual flowers.
FACT: Viburnum rhyidophyllum is native to central and Western China.
FACT: Requires other viburnums for pollination and fruit set.

Viburnum rhytidophyllum 3-3.5m Umbrella WRB

Viburnum rhytidophyllum leaf

Viburnum rhytidophyllum 2m M/S CG

Flowers and Berries

Viburnum rhytidophyllum 3-4m Multistem CG

Viburnum rhytidophyllum 2-2.5m Multistem CG


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