Viburnum opulus var. sargentii
vi-BER-num OP-u-lus sar-JEN-te-i
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