Viburnum opulus var. sargentii
Common name: 
Sargent Viburnum
vi-BER-num OP-u-lus sar-JEN-te-i
Adoxaceae, Caprifoliaceae
Viburnum sargentii
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Deciduous shrub, multistemmed, upright, 12-15 ft (3.5-4.5 m) tall, with a similar width.  Leaves opposite, simple, 5-13 cm long, 3-lobed with an elongated middle lobe, medium dark green and glabrous above, lighter and slightly pubescent below, petiole 2-4.5 cm long, with gland-like disks.  Flowers in flat-topped clusters (cymes), sterile outer flowers white, about 2.5 cm wide, inner sterile flowers have purple anthers; bloom in late spring.  Fruit light red, somewhat spherical, about 1 cm.
  • Sun to part shade
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 3b   Native includes parts of Siberia, China and Japan.  Several cultivars, including: 'Onondaga'
  • This plant was formerly known as Viburnum sargentii, it is now classified as a subordinate to Viburnum opulus [European Cranberry Viburnum], namely, Viburnum opulus  var. sargentii.
  • sargentii:  after Charles Sprague Sargent (1841-1927), botanist and first director of the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University, who was responsible for introducing this plant in Europe
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