leatherleaf viburnum Caprifoliaceae Viburnum rhytidophyllum
Leaf:Opposite, simple, evergreen, narrowly oblong, 4 to 7 inches long, entire margin, conspicuously wrinkled, scruffy and thick, dark green above, much paler and tomentose below.
Flower:Showy 3 to 7 inch clusters of small white flowers, appearing in mid-spring.
Fruit:Clusters of oval drupes (1/3 inch long) that are initially red and scaly, later turning black, ripen in late summer.
Twig:Moderate, very tomentose, tan to rusty brown; terminal buds large, naked and fuzzy, flower buds in a tight cluster.
Bark:Dark gray with shallow splits.
Form:A large, multi-stemmed, dense shrub that reaches heights of 15 feet.