Viburnum awabuki is a handsome evergreen foliage plant with glossy deep green leaves 8 to 12 cm long and 2-4cm wide. It makes a good hedging or screening plant and tolerates a fair bit of shade. It is also quite drought tolerant when once established. Sweetly scented white flowers are produced during spring and early summer. In time V. awabuki will grow 4-5 metres tall and 3 metres wide.