Viburnum dilatatum linden viburnum Caprifoliaceae VIDI*; Bx, br, pb, rd; NY, iw; Q, a, cu;


Viburnum dilatatum. Xiangying (Accessed 6/2014).

Viburnum dilatatum Shrub to 3 m tall, erect, bushy, young branches brown hairy, lenticels orange, winter buds with two scales, densely hairy. 

Leaves opposite, stalk to 0.6-1.6 cm, blade 6-12 cm long, rounded to broadly egg-shaped, sometimes widest above middle, tip abruptly pointed, base rounded to slightly lobed, hairy on both sides, margin coarsely toothed, veins 5-8 pairs, pinnate, ends running into marginal teeth. 

Flowers white, small, petals hairy (use lens) stamens longer than petals, in numerous flat-topped clusters, 8-12 cm wide with hairy stems 1-3 cm long; blooms May-June. 

Fruit fleshy, bright red, shiny, to 0.8 cm, 1-seeded (Rehder 1986), Oct.-Nov., often persistent into winter, (Dirr 1983; Rehder 1986). probably eaten by birds. 

Wetland status: NL. 

Frequency in NYC: Infrequent. 

Origin: East Asia. 

Habitat: Planted on edges of natural areas and overgrown, may also escape.