Viburnum lantana is a shrub to 5 m, young stems and winter buds densely gray-hairy, buds not covered by scales (naked).
Leaves opposite, semi-evergreen, stalk densely whitish-wooly, blade oblong to egg-shaped, to about 17 cm long, 7 cm wide, tip pointed to blunt, base round to lobed, surface dark green, wrinkled by deeply impressed major and minor veins, undersides gray hairy, veins raised, margin finely toothed.
Flowers white, small in irregularly umbrella-shaped clusters; blooms May.
Fruit red turning dark, fleshy, to 1 cm, seed flat grooved on both sides.
Wetland status: NL.
Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.
Origin: S. Eurasia
Habitat: Escaped from cultivation.