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Care of the plant Viburnum rhytidophyllum or Leatherleaf viburnum.

Care of the plant Viburnum rhytidophyllum or Leatherleaf viburnum

The genus Viburnum, family Caprifoliaceae, includes 200 species of shrubs and trees native to the Northern Hemisphere, South America and the island of Java. Some species are: Viburnum rhytidophyllum, Viburnum opulus, Viburnum lantana, Viburnum suspensum, Viburnum fragans, Viburnum rigidum, Viburnum tinus, Viburnum tomentosum, Viburnum utile, Viburnum awabuki.

Common names: Leatherleaf viburnum, Wrinkled viburnum. This species is native to Asia.

They are evergreen shrubs highly branched from the base that reach 4 meters in height. The large, decorative leaves are opposite, lanceolate in shape, rough in texture and bright green on the upper surface. The small white flowers appear in corymbs 20 cm in diameter. They bloom from spring to summer. In autumn they produce very decorative red fruits.

They are used to form bushy groups, as isolated specimens, in shady areas of the garden and in undergrowth.

Viburnum rhytidophyllum is a slow growing plant that needs shade exposure and a cool moist temperate climate. They resist frost.

The soil must contain abundant organic matter and be compact to maintain moisture.

Water abundantly during the summer so that the substrate is always moist; reduce watering the rest of the year.

Fertilize in late fall with manure.

They do not need pruning.

They are easy to grow plants that can be attacked by aphids and mites if it's very hot and suffer from drought or by powdery mildew if there is excess humidity.

They are propagated from seeds but it's a very slow process; propagate by cuttings during spring or fall.

Images of the plant Viburnum rhytidophyllum or Leatherleaf viburnum

Viburnum rhytidophyllum
Viburnum rhytidophyllum
Viburnum rhytidophyllum
Viburnum rhytidophyllum
Viburnum rhytidophyllum
Viburnum rhytidophyllum
 

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