European cranberrybush viburnum Caprifoliaceae Viburnum opulus var. opulus
Leaf:Opposite, simple, 3 lobed and coarsely serrated, orbicular, 2 to 4 inches long, concave glands on petiole, dark green above, velvety below.
Flower:White, very showy, 1/2 inch across, occurring in large clusters, outer ring of flowers sterile and larger, many cultivators have only sterile flowers, appearing in mid-spring.
Fruit:Red, 1/4 inch drupe in clusters, ripening in late summer and persisting through the winter.
Twig:Moderate, tan to gray-brown, distinctly ridged, with numerous lenticels; green to reddish brown buds are plump and have 2 visible scales.
Bark:Light brown and stays largely smooth.
Form:Multiple, arching stemmed shrub to 10 feet tall.