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Chindo Viburnum

Chindo viburnum is a beautiful evergreen shrub with glossy dark green leaves from 3 to 7 inches long and a fragrant display of white flowers in the late spring.

The flowers are replaced with clusters of hanging red fruit in the fall and winter.

New growth will have a red tinge to it. Leaves form opposite each other on the stem and are smaller than those of other viburnum species. The growth habit is erect and tight.

This shrub gives year round interest in the landscape. It makes an excellent hedge or screening plant. It grows fast, so it should be placed somewhere that has enough room to accommodate its full growth. Viburnum is related to honeysuckle, and originated in Asia.

Landscaping Ideas

Chinda viburnum makes an excellent choice if you want to screen out a view you don't like or if you want to create a tall hedge. Its beautiful white flowers and red berries make it an attractive sight year round.

The fast growth will create a nice privacy screen in a fairly short time span. The evergreen leaves give you winter interest when other trees have lost their leaves.

You can also use it as an accent in a border or in a grouping with trees like Red Buckeye or the White Florida Anise-Tree. It also looks very nice with variegated Abelia.

Care and Planting Tips

Chinda viburnum should be planted in full to partial sun. Water it regularly, especially in hot weather, though it is drought tolerant once it is established.

It is fast growing, so if you want it contained within a certain space it needs to be pruned annually in late winter or early spring.

Chindo viburnum appreciates a feeding in early spring with a general purpose fertilizer. The flowers may not appear for the first several years until the plant is well established.

For those who suffer from allergies, this viburnum is a good choice as it causes little to no allergy problems for the majority of people.

Viburnum may be affected by fungal infestations. If this takes place, a dusting of sulfur on the leaves (both sides) will help to clean up the infestation. Clean up any leaves that have fallen so the fungus cannot return.

Chindo Viburnum Information

  • Scientific Name: Viburnum awabuki 'Chindo'

  • Best Soil: adaptable, but does not like wet soil

  • Light: Full to partial sun

  • Growth Rate: Fast

  • Foilage: Green

  • Fall Color: No Change

  • Bloom: Fragrant white flowers in late spring

  • Mature Size and Shape: Grows up to 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide in an erect pyramidal habit

  • Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11

  • Plant Spacing: Plant 6 feet apart for hedging

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