doublefile viburnum Caprifoliaceae Viburnum
plicatum Thunb. symbol: VIPL
Leaf: Opposite, simple, ovate, serrate, 2 to 4 inches long, dark green above, wrinkled, pubescent beneath.
Flower: White, the outer sterile flowers are much larger, occur in large showy clusters several inches wide, appearing in spring.
Fruit: Bright red drupes in large clusters, 1/3 inch long, ripens to black in late summer.
Twig: Slender, light gray-brown, numerous opposite short twigs, faint pinkish scruffy buds, flower buds are valvate, vegetative buds are naked.
Bark: Gray-brown, darkens with age and develops shallow ridges.
Form: A small shrub reaching 6 to 10 feet in height.
Looks like: Koreanspice viburnum - Burkwood viburnum - linden viburnum - leatherleaf viburnum
Additional Range Information: Viburnum plicatum is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and may seed into the landscape. See states reporting doublefile viburnum.
More Information: Fall Color
External Links: USDA Plants Database
All material © 2017 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson