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Viburnum x rhytidophylloides

Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Willowwood'

A selection made in 1928 at Willowwood Farm in Gladstone, New Jersey by Henry Tubbs.  'Willowwood' when introduced was reported to be more resistant to wind damage and to have a longer flowering period but I have not experienced anything to support this finding.  Excellent lustrous rugose foliage.  Grows 10-12' tall and 8-10' wide.  Large green cauliflower-like buds opening to creamy-white flowers in spring followed by green fruit turning pink, then red, and finally maturing black.  Frequently all colors can be found at one time in the same fruiting cluster much like that of V. x rhytidocarpum.  Reblooms in mid July while the spring fruit is coloring.  Evergreen leaves last well into the winter.  Fruit set will be greater if cross-pollinated with other cultivars.  Zone (4)5.

USDA Hardiness Zone:



10-12 Feet


8-10 Feet

Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Willowwood' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Rounded

Soil Requirements

  • Moist, well drained
  • Acid

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Green to pink to red to black

Winter foliage

  • Evergreen