Viburnum opulus, European Cranberrybush Viburnum

Size: shrub, 8-10' average height at maturity, 8-12' spread

Buds: winter buds have single continuous scale (actually two fused so that they appear to be 1), glossy brown, .33-.5"

Leaves: deciduous, opposite, 2-4" long and wide, simple, 3 lobes with acuminate tips, margins have large coarsely dentate teeth, pubescent underside, grooved petiole with several large disk-like glands, dark green in summer, fall color may be yellow-red and reddish

Twigs: glabrous, tan to gray, contrast with bud color, glabrous, ribbed, fairly stout

Flowers: monoecious or dioecious, white, in 2-4" flat-topped cyme, outer ring sterile and each .75", inner flowers fertile and inconspicuous, bloom in May, yellow anthers

Fruit: red, persistent, drying like raisins over time

Bark: light gray