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Viburnum rhytidophyllum


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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour



Flowers, Fruit



Skill level


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Plant details

Introduced by Ernest Wilson from China in 1900, it is one of the bigger, beefier viburnums and quickly shoots up, making an excellent, semi-evergreen hedge. The leaves are dark green and glossy on top, and greyish beneath, and the small white flowers open in late spring, being followed by red fruit which gradually turns shiny black. Highly impressive and widely available.

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Genus: Viburnum

Species: rhytidophyllum

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 400cm

Spread: 500cm

Time to prune: January to February

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