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Viburnum rhytidophyllum (Wrinkled viburnum)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Viburnum rhytidophyllum

Other names

Wrinkled viburnum

Genus

Viburnum Viburnum

Species

V. rhytidophyllum - V. rhytidophyllum is a vigorous, erect, evergreen shrub with deeply-veined, oblong, glossy, dark green leaves and dense, domed clusters of creamy-white flowers in late spring followed by red fruit that ripens to glossy black.


Viburnum rhytidophyllum is: Evergreen

Habit

Erect

Toxicity

Fruit can cause a mild stomach upset.

Flower

Cream in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Viburnum rhytidophyllum (Wrinkled viburnum) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, free-draining soil in sun or shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Viburnum rhytidophyllum

Other names

Wrinkled viburnum

Genus

Viburnum Viburnum

Species

V. rhytidophyllum - V. rhytidophyllum is a vigorous, erect, evergreen shrub with deeply-veined, oblong, glossy, dark green leaves and dense, domed clusters of creamy-white flowers in late spring followed by red fruit that ripens to glossy black.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Erect

Toxicity

Fruit can cause a mild stomach upset.


Colour

Flower

Cream in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Viburnum rhytidophyllum (Wrinkled viburnum) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, free-draining soil in sun or shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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