Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EDRR Alert for Leatherleaf viburnum (Viburnum rhytidophyllum)

Leatherleaf viburnum, Viburnum rhytidophyllum, has been found naturalized in Indianapolis parks. It was first spotted last year at a park in the southeast corner of the county, where it is in the landscaping, and this year at parks in the south-central and northwest section of the county. It has probably naturalized in other places also. This is a popular landscaping shrub in Indiana. Is anyone else seeing this shrub spreading to natural areas in Indiana or the surrounding states? If so please report sighting to MIPN or EDDMapS.