Viburnum setigerum tea viburnum Caprifoliaceae VISE*; NY, iw;

Viburnum setigerum.Les Mehrhoff.www.discoverlife.org

Viburnum sieboldii.©Les Mehrhoff.www.discoverlife.org (Accessed 8/2014).

Viburnum setigerum is a shrub to 4 m tall; multi-stemmed, erect.

Leaves opposite, 7-15 cm long, 3-6 cm wide, tip long pointed, base round to slightly lobed, dull blue-green, margin toothed.

Flowers white, in flat-topped clusters to 5 cm wide; blooms May.

Fruit bright red, fleshy, about 0.8 cm.

Wetland status: NL.

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.

Origin: China (Dirr 1990).

Habitat: Escaped from cultivation or an over grow horticultural specimen.