Selected for its leathery, dark green leaves and rich wine-red fall color. Introduced by Mike Yanny, Johnson's Nursery. Grows 9' tall and 8' wide. Creamy-white flat-topped flowers in May, followed by attractive fruit clusters in August which change from yellow to red and mature to black. This cultivar was selected from a crop of open pollinated seedlings from V. mongolicum. V. x rhytidophylloides 'Alleghany' is suspected of being the pollen parent.