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Viburnum x rhytidophylloides

Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Alleghany'

Introduced in 1966 by the National Arboretum resulting from a cross between V. rhytidophyllum and V. lantana 'Mohican' which was self pollinated to produce F2 seedlings from which this cultivar was selected.  Very dense habit.  In 13 years the original plant was 10½' high and 11' wide.  Foliage is of a "leatherleaf" type and deciduous to semi-persistant and is darker green than all of the other "leatherleafs".  Flower clusters appearing in May are creamy-white and displayed above the foliage.  Fruit set is brilliant red in September and October then turning black in winter.  Fall color is a rusty-burgundy.  Zone 4

USDA Hardiness Zone:



10-11 Feet


11 Feet

Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Alleghany' Characteristics

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderate


  • Rounded
  • Dense

Soil Requirements

  • Acid
  • Moist, well drained

Sun Requirements

  • Full Sun to Part Shade

Fall Color

  • Rusty burgundy

Flowering Season

  • Mid to late May

Fragrant Flowers

  • No


  • Red to black
  • Abundant and showy

Winter foliage

  • Semi-evergreen