What type of shrub/bush ?

Asked January 5, 2020, 3:36 PM EST

Several of these bushes are planted outside of my son’s house. They are about 8 feet tall now. What are they and how should he take care of them...possibly trimming? I could not find them in my reference books or on line. Thx

Anne Arundel County Maryland

1 Response

This looks like a viburnum possibly, Viburnum rhytidophyllum. Take a look at the link from Missouri http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=r890
If pruning is needed, do so after flowering. Pruning is usually restricted to the removal of old unproductive wood.