Viburnum lantanoides
Common name: 
vi-BER-num lan-ta-NOI-dez
Adoxaceae, Caprifoliaceae
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Broadleaf deciduous shrub, to 9-12 ft (~2.5-3.5 m) high, branches forked, outer branches often pendulous and may root if they touch the ground and grow in a procumbent manner.  Leaves opposite, simple, broad-ovate, in widely spaced pairs, 10-20 cm long, irregularly serrate, tip short acuminate, base cordate, stellate pubescence on both sides, eventually glabrous, but may be retained on the veins below; petiole 3-6 cm long.  Leaves may have good red fall color.  Flowers in 8-12 cm wide clusters, marginal flowers white, sterile and 2.5 cm wide.  Fruit is red at first then black, 8 mm long.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 3      Native range from New Brunswick to Michigan and south to North Carolina; mostly found in shady, moist mountain woods.
  • lantanoides: similar to or resembles Viburnum lantana
  • Hobblebush: common name apparently derived from the ability of pendulous branches to touch the ground and root which form obstacles to travel and easily trip (or hobble) walkers.
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