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.
Rake back the mulch and any leaves or other detritus from beneath the Chindo viburnum.
Remove any weeds from within a three-foot radius of the shrub.
Spread the fertilizer, at the rate recommended on the package, to one and a half feet beyond the longest branches.
Water the area until the soil is saturated.
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.