Viburnum rhytidophylloides 'Allegheny'Item #7530 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
This attractive, dense, upright grower with textured, leathery, dark green foliage makes a great hedge, screen or windbreak. Large clusters of fragrant white spring flowers are followed by showy red fruit that matures to black. Remains evergreen in temperatures above 0° Fahrenheit; deciduous elsewhere.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:vy-BER-num ry-ty-doh-fil-OY-deezPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 10 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteDesign IdeasThe upright form and textured leaves of this shrub make it an excellent choice to include in a courtyard garden. Or plant it within the border where its fragrant flowers and red fruit can be enjoyed.Companion PlantsBeardtongue (Penstemon); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Aster (Aster); Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium); Elderberry (Sambucus)
- CareCare InformationPrefers organically rich, somewhat moist, well-draining soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established reduce frequency. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.Pruning time: late winter or early spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.