Leatherleaf Viburnum is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub that has long, strongly textured leathery dark green foliage with pale brown undersides. On female plants, the large flattened clusters of white flowers in spring give way to showy fruits that begin red and mature to black as they ripen. The showy berries last into winter. Flowers best in evenly moist well-drained soils.
6' - 10'
6’ - 10'
USDA Hardiness Zone:
5 - 8
Full Sun, Part Sun
Season of Interest:
MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance. Prune immediately as needed after flowering. No serious pests or diseases. Leaf scorch may happen in full sun areas during hot summers. LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings,Borders, Naturalized Areas, Woodland Gardens, Wildlife Gardens, Privacy Screen,Hedges, Foundation Plantings, and Containers.
COMPANION PLANTS:Hydrangea, Sweetspire, Magnolia
IMAGES: Katrin Schneider, korina.info, Korina 2014-04-24 Viburnum rhytidophyllum 1, CC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Sten, Viburnum-rhytidophyllum, CC BY-SA 3.0, (3) Sarefo, Viburnum.rhytidophyllum, CC BY-SA 3.0, (4) Famartin, 2020-04-20 16 40 16 Leatherleaf Viburnum flowering along Franklin Farm Road in the Franklin Farm section of Oak Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia, CC BY-SA 4.0, (5) Gmihail at Serbian Wikipedia, Viburnum rhytidophyllum habitus, CC BY-SA 3.0 RS
*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.