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Leatherleaf Viburnum

Viburnum rhytidophyllum

The densly branched form and highly textured evergreen leaves of this shrub make it an excellent choice to use as a privacy hedge, windbreak or simply to screen unsightly areas of the garden. Birds absolutely love the berries.

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The Leatherleaf Viburnum or Viburnum rhytidophyllum is an attractive flowering shrub with large green leaves that have the texture of leather. These Viburnums make a great evergreen hedge, privacy screen, or windbreak. The large clusters of fragrant white flowers are followed by showy red fruit that matures to black in the fall.

Leatherleaf Viburnum attributes:

Very easy to care for

Fragrant Flowers in Mid-spring

Fast Growing

Attracts pollinators

Semi-evergreen to evergreen habit


Hardiness Zone: 5-8
Mature Height: 6 to 10 feet
Mature Width: 6 to 8 feet
Classification: Broad Leaved semi-evergreen to evergreenshrub, Spring flowering
Sunlight: Full Sun to partial shade
Habit: upright, densely branched
Foliage: Dark Green
Flower Color: White, very fragrant in May
Pruning Season: Prune in summer after flowering
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established.
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting.
Growzone: 5-8 Leatherleaf Viburnum Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Leatherleaf Viburnum

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Leatherleaf Viburnum plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Leatherleaf Viburnum to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.


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