Lantanaphyllum Viburnum (Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Alleghany') in the Viburnums Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 8-10 feet
Plant Spread: 8-10 feet
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: Red maturing to black
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Malodorous
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Various insects
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

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Posted by ssgardener (Silver Spring, MD - Zone 7a) on Jun 9, 2015 6:14 PM

I have mine in mostly shade, hidden behind a miscanthus and another viburnum. It tolerates my wet clay soil very well.

We've had some cold winters, towards the lower end of the range for zone 7 (getting down to almost 0F degrees), but it has stayed semi-evergreen for me.

Its growth rate is rather slow, possibly because I have mine in too much shade. It doesn't look as full as the pictures I've seen on line and has stayed just around 5-6 feet tall since it was planted a few years ago.

I don't have a pollinator nearby so it doesn't fruit very well.

It's still a very handsome viburnum with shiny leaves.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on May 2, 2019 4:30 PM

This 'Alleghany' Lantanaphyllum Viburnum is commonly planted in the Midwest, the Mid-Atlantic, the Northeast, and the upper South of the USA; offered by most larger conventional nurseries. It is mostly used by landscape architects and designers rather than the general public. It is a hybrid between the Wayfaringtree Viburnum (V. lantana) of Europe and the Leatherleaf Viburnum (V. rhytidophyllum) of China. Its leaves are relatively long and pointed, rough and leathery, but not as much as the Leatherleaf parent. It can bear a good red turning black fruit crop. It is usually semi-evergreen and does not get great fall colour that I remember. If a landscape architect can't find this shrub, that person will often substitute the 'Mohican' Wayfaringtree Viburnum that is still similar; the latter having rounder leaves that do get a good red or orange fall colour; plus, it is the Mohican Viburnum cultivar that is specifically one of the parents of 'Alleghany.'

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