Viburnum dilatatum
Common name: 
Linden Viburnum
Linden Arrowwood
vi-BER-num dil-uh-TAY-tum
Adoxaceae, Caprifoliaceae
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Broadleaf deciduous shrub, upright, to 10 ft or more (3+ m) high; young branches downy with small orange lenticels.   Leaves simple, opposite, rounded to obovate, about 12 × 12 cm, base rounded or somewhat cordate, tip short-acuminate, margin coarsely dentate (toothed), 5-8 pairs of veins, dark green, pubescent above and below; fall color ranges from brownish red, bronze, to burgundy, variable.  Flowers white, abundant, in flat clusters, 12 cm wide.  Fruit rounded-ovoid, 8 mm long, bright red.
  • Sun or partial shade, adapts to many soil types.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5        Native to Japan and China.   Several selections available, including 'Erie' and Cardinal Candy™.
  • Caution: this species is considered invasive in some east coast states.
  • dilatatum: spread out, expanded.
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  • plant habit, fruiting

    plant habit, fruiting

  • leaves and fruit

    leaves and fruit