Viburnum rhytidophyllum, Leatherleaf Viburnum
With thick luscious foliage Leatherleaf Viburnum, Viburnum rhytidophyllum, creates a perfect hedge or showy specimen. Creamy white flat flowers bloom in spring which are followed by red berries in summer that eventually turn black. Thick, fuzzy green leaves make an excellent privacy hedge. Leaves turn deep burgundy-purple in fall. Leaves stay on the shrub for most of winter, usually dropping late January. In milder winter plants are totally evergreen. Plants can grow 10′ tall and wide. Tolerant of most soil conditions except consitently wet. Deer and rabbit resistant.
Plant Leatherleaf Viburnum in sun to part shade locations in soil that has been amended with compost. Keep well watered until established and during dry spells.