One of the few viburnums that prefers to stay out of full sunlight, Leatherleaf Viburnum can serve as a solid choice for a large bush in a partly shady or even fully shady area. Plant this shrub in an area that is guarded from heavy winter/summer sun exposure and wind. Have a Leatherleaf Viburnum that is growing out of control after years of neglecting pruning? Feel free to aggressively cut it down near the ground. It should respond to rejuvenation pruning.
|US Hardiness Zone:||6b|
|Berry Color:||Red maturing to black|
|Size (Height/Width)||10-15 ft tall|
|Exposure:||Part shade to shade|
|Bloom Time(s):||Mid May|
|Full Botanical Name:||Viburnum rhytidophyllum|
Content Sources: Fine Gardening (The Taunton Press, Inc.), Gary Kling – University of Illinois