Chindo viburnum is a beautiful, fast growing evergreen shrub that has brilliant green leaves and bears white flowers in the spring that eventually yield to red fruit in the fall and winter. It's no wonder that this colorful shrub is a favorite for landscaping applications. Because of its rapid growth, it can be used to create a tall hedge that screens out a bad view or that creates privacy for your home and yard--and because it's evergreen, grows all year round. It can also serve as a border to accent taller trees.
When planting chindo viburnum, keep in mind that it thrives on direct sunlight and requires at least partial sun. The best time to plant them is in the fall, but if you are transplanting from a container, you can plant flowering chindo virunums in the early spring as well. They should be planted in nutrient rich, slightly acidic (pH 5.5 to 6.5) soil. The plants should be placed four to ten feet apart depending on how tall you will allow them to grow. It is a good idea to keep the ground free of dead leaves as the plant is vulnerable to fungus infection. If that does occur, then an application of sulfur on both sides of the leaves should rid the plant of any fungus.
The young plants need to be watered regularly, but as they mature they will tolerate dry conditions. Since it is fast growing, if it is to be contained, it must be pruned annually in the late winter or early spring. The plant can grow up to two feet per year and some species can top out at thirty feet tall. It is also advisable at that time to feed it with a general purpose fertilzer. The plant may not flower at first, but after acclimating itself over a couple of years, it should yield its beautiful white flowers.