Viburnum rhytidophyllum

Viburnum rhytidophyllum, the leatherleaf viburnum, is a species of Viburnum, native to Asia.

Viburnum rhytidophyllum
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Foliage and inflorescence
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Adoxaceae
Genus: Viburnum
V. rhytidophyllum
Binomial name
Viburnum rhytidophyllum

This vigorous, coarsely textured evergreen shrub has an upright habit and 8-inch (20 cm) long, lustrous, deeply veined oval leaves with dark blue-green surfaces and pale green undersides. The leaf stems are fuzzy brown. In spring, fragrant creamy-white flowers bloom in clusters. Blue berries form in June and become plump through September, maturing to glossy black. Plants grow 10–15 feet (3.0–4.6 m) tall and wide.

The plant is an evergreen shrub or small tree with a suckering habit. The leaves are opposite, crinkled, downy on the underside, less so on the upper surface.

Cultivation and usesEdit

It is commonly grown as an ornamental plant for its evergreen foliage and tolerance of deep shade.[1]


  1. ^ Dirr, Michael A. (2011). Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs. Timber Press. pp. 863–864. ISBN 9780881929010.