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Viburnum japonicum/Wax Leaf Viburnum, Japanese Viburnum

Viburnum japonicum / Viburnum japonicum
Young shrubs used to conceal utility units
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Young shrubs used to conceal utility units

Close-up image of the large leathery leaves

Sprig of spring flowers

Heavy blooms on a large, mature specimen

Foliage with cinnamon colored leaf stems and twigs

A mass screen planting for privacy

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Scientific Name: Viburnum japonicum
Common Name: Wax Leaf Viburnum, Japanese Viburnum
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: This viburnum produces large glossy foliage and upright plant form that is ideal for use as a privacy hedge. It grows best in a fertile, well drained soil and in full sunlight.