|Viburnum cassinoides generally grows to 5 to 6 feet, occasionally 10 feet. It is compact and rounded with arching branches. Foliage is dull green, turning an attractive orange, crimson and purple in autumn. New leaves have a purplish hue. Creamy white flowers on 2 to 5 inch cymes appear in early to mid summer.
However it is the fruit that is the most ornamental aspect of this species, changing from green to pink, then red through blue, finally reaching dark purple in fall. The shrub often has fruits at different stages of ripeness, with the color variations present at the same time. Good choice for naturalizing, massing and the border. Native from Manitoba and Minnesota, south to Georgia.