Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous shrub, to 5-10 ft (1.5-3 m) tall, similar spread, branches with brown bark, exfoliating in long irregular strips. Leaves alternate, simple, oval-rounded, 7.5 × 7.5 cm, usually 3-lobed, base usually cordate, medium green above, paler and glabrous, or nearly so, below; petioles 0.6-2 cm long. Flowers small, 1 cm wide, 5 white or pinkish petals, about 30 purplish stamens, in hemispherical clusters (corymbs) 2.5-5 cm wide, bloom in early summer. Fruit 3-5 inflated follicles, reddish, about 6 mm long.
- Sun to part shade, considered tough, acid or alkaline soil, withstands dry situations.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 2 Native to eastern North America, from Quebec to Minnesota, south to Arkansas and Virginia. There are several selections in the nursery trade, including:
- 'Dart's Gold' - leaves bright yellow in spring and early summer, green-yellow later
- Diabolo® - leaves purplish-red during much of the growing season
- 'Luteus' - leaves are initially yellow, gradually changing to yellowish-green or light green
- Summer Wine™ - leaves deeply cut, wine-red to bronze-red during much of the growing season
- opulifolius: opulus-leaved (similar to Viburnum opulus).