doublefile viburnum Caprifoliaceae Viburnum plicatum Thunb. Listen to the Latin symbol: VIPL Other Fact Sheets
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
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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.
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External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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