|Viburnum lentago is a large shrub or small tree, growing 15 to 30 feet in height, spread 6 to 10 feet. Somewhat open and arching habit, medium growth rate. Foliage is soft green in spring, becomes glossy and dark, finally progresses to purple-red fall color. The white flowers with yellow stamens produce a creamy effect, 3 to 4 inches cymes. The small drupes start as cream colored, rose-pink then finally reach the dark blue-black, persisting from fall to winter.
Very adaptable viburnum, can sucker profusely, creating a thicket. Occasional problems with mildew especially when grown in shade. Native from Hudson Bay to Manitoba, south to Georgia.