Viburnum x rhytidophylloides ‘Alleghany’
Doesn’t matter if you are looking for a plant to grow and sell or if you are a home owner looking for a different kind of plant for your landscape, the Alleghany Viburnum is an interest and awesome plant.
These are just a few of the highlights of the plant.
- Loaded with clusters of white/yellowish flowers in the spring.
- Loaded with red berries in early fall, then as the berries ripen the clusters of berries become mulit colored from red, to blue to black.
- Excellent plant if you are interested in attracting birds, they love the Alleghany Viburnum berries.
- Amazing dark green textured foliage is a standout in any landscape.
- Hardy zones 5 through 8.
- Loves full sun, also does well in partial shade.
- Easy to grow and care for, tolerates most soil without issue.
Here’s the thing. A really nice landscape is a blend of fine textured plants and coarse textured plants. Fine textured plants are easy, taxus, boxwood, azaleas, gold thread cypress, junipers. But really nice, large leafed plants with true texture? That’s a tough order to fill, but Alleghany Viburnum is perfect!
This is a plant that is extremely easy to sell because it’s different, it attracts birds and it’s not something that everybody and there brother grows and sells.
You could sell these as . . .
- Rooted cuttings.
- Liners. A rooted cutting is exactly as it sounds, a cutting, pretty much a stick, with some leaves and roots on the bottom. A liner is a rooted cutting that has been grown out for one growing season. It is starting to branch out and has a much heavier root system than a rooted cutting.
- I sell a bunch of them at $5.97 each in Our Special Pots. A bit smaller than a one gallon but plenty big enough to support a nice plant and command a price of $5.97 per plant.
- Retailers will scoop these up to re-sell as one gallons, two gallons or three gallons.
- Landscapers and Re-wholesalers would jump at the chance to buy these in 3 gallons on up to 7 gallon or larger.
- Wholesale growers are also likely to buy them as liners of finished 3 gallon plants. Or maybe one gallons they can shift up to 3 gallons.
The above plant is in my landscape at home and it always catches my eye as I walk by. I just think it’s an interesting and awesome plant.
In other words, this is a great plant to grow and sell.
I like this plant because it can used in a landscape and easily kept pruned to a height of 24″ to 48″. But if you want a really different kind of hedge that would make a great habitat for birds, this plant will make a perfect 9′ tall hedge and be wide enough to work really well as a privacy screen.
Alleghany Viburnum is very easy to grow from cuttings.
This would really be a great seller in The Buy/Sell Area of Our Members Area because I seldom, if ever see them offered there. Our members are always looking for new things that they can add to the list of what they are already growing. They truly are insatiable buyers because they area all on a mission to expand what they grow and sell.
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