How to Fertilize a Chindo Viburnum


Chindo (Viburnum awabuki) is an evergreen shrub hardy to USDA zones 7 to 9. Growing to a height of 10 to 15 feet, it is commonly pruned to be used as hedging. If you are looking for a drought-tolerant shrub, the Chindo viburnum is worth considering. All viburnum, including the Chindo cultivar, require a heavy annual application of fertilizer, applied in the fall.

Step 1

Rake back the mulch and any leaves or other detritus from beneath the Chindo viburnum.

Step 2

Remove any weeds from within a three-foot radius of the shrub.

Step 3

Spread the fertilizer, at the rate recommended on the package, to one and a half feet beyond the longest branches.

Step 4

Water the area until the soil is saturated.

Step 5

Spread a three-inch layer of fresh mulch around the base of the Chindo viburnum. Don't allow the mulch to touch the bark of the shrub.

Things You'll Need

  • Rake
  • 10-10-10 granular fertilizer
  • Mulch


  • North Carolina State University: Chindo Viburnum
  • Yardener: Caring for Viburnum
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