European cranberrybush viburnum Caprifoliaceae Viburnum opulus var. opulus L. Listen to the Latin symbol: VIOPO Other Fact Sheets
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.

Looks like: highbush-cranberry - mapleleaf viburnum
leaf flower twig bark form1 map
Additional Range Information:
Viburnum opulus var. opulus is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and may seed into the landscape. See states reporting European cranberrybush viburnum.
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External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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