Viburnum rhytidophyllum Hemsley. Leatherleaf Viburnum. Hab: Planted and rarely naturalizing. Dist: Native of c. and w. China. First reported for NC by Pittillo & Brown (1988): "naturalized beneath hedges on the campus of Western Carolina University" (Jackson County, NC). Elsewhere escaping at least as far south as KY (Weckman et al. 2002).
Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia
Syn: = Il, K1, K3, K4