Viburnum × rhytidophylloides 'Alleghany'

Tried and Trouble-free Recommended by 7 Professionals
Common Name: lantanaphyllum viburnum
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Adoxaceae
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 8.00 to 10.00 feet
Spread: 8.00 to 10.00 feet
Bloom Time: April to May
Bloom Description: Creamy white
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Hedge
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Fruit: Showy
Tolerate: Erosion

Culture

Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prune as needed immediately after flowering since flower buds form in summer for the following year.

Noteworthy Characteristics

This hybrid viburnum (cross between V. rhytidophyllum and V. lantana 'Mohican') is a deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub with a dense, globose habit that typically grows 8-10' tall with a similar spread. Flat umbellate trusses (to 4" across) of creamy white flowers in spring gives way to berries in early fall. Berries first appear bright red and then change to glossy black. Leathery, wrinkled, ovate-elliptic, dark green leaves (to 6" long). Foliage is evergreen in the South.

Problems

No serious insect or disease problems. Though basically deciduous in the St. Louis area, the leaves of 'Alleghany' often persist in winter to the point of being rather unsightly.

Garden Uses

Specimen or groups. Shrub border. Screen or hedge.