Common Name: leatherleaf viburnum, wrinkled viburnum
Origin/Ecology: Native to Asia
Habit: Coarsely textured evergreen shrub with upright habit. Grows to 10-15′ tall and wide. Suckering habit.
Leaves: Lustrous, deeply veined oval leaves with dark blue-green surfaces and pale green undersides. Rugose leaves, hairs flake off easily, irritating if breathed in, bad for asthma.
Leaf Arrangement: opposite
Flowers and Fruit: In spring, fragrant creamy-white flowers bloom in clusters. Blue berries in June, become plump through September, maturing to glossy black.
Bark: Buds, stems hairy.
Water Use, Soil: Moist, well-drained. Drought-tolerant, rain-tolerant.
Exposure: Full sun to full shade.
Landscape Uses: Drought-resistant, low maintenance plantings. Ornamental.
Limitations: leaf spot