Botanical Name: Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Allegheny'
Common Name: Alleghany Viburnum  
Plant photo of: Viburnum x rhytidophylloides 'Allegheny'
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Check the soil's moisture level before watering.

You can reduce your water use 20-50% by regularly checking the soil before watering.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color



Bark Color



Fruit Color

Black, Red


Fruit Season

Fall, Persistent


Half, Shade



Low, Medium, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Formal, Japanese, Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Woodland


Accenting Features

Fall Color, Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Foundation, Patio, Walls / Fences


Special Uses

Hedge, Screen, Mass Planting


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
  • Description

  • Notes

This is a wonderful viburnum growing as an upright, densely rounded shrub, 10 to 12 feet tall and nearly as wide. It has large clusters of fragrant white mid-spring flowers that are followed by showy red fruit that ripens to black, greatly enjoyed by birds. Leaves are large, oval to elliptic, and of a soft, not-quite-glossy green. Fall color is tawny, but the leaves hang on well into the winter months, frequently not falling off until the new leaves begin to emerge in the spring. An excellent screen.
Grow in nearly any type of soil as long as it is well drained, though it grows best in sandy-loam to clay-loam soils. Moderately drought tolerant once established, especially when placed on the east or north sides of buildings or fences. Doesn't require pruning and resents shearing, so prune selectively to control size as needed (see Guides).