Viburnum dilatatum

The leaves of this invasive viburnum resemble those of a linden tree

Viburnum dilatatum linden viburnum

Plant grows in the wild/spontaneouslyPlant is invasive in PA

This tree bears simple, oval to teardrop-shaped leaves arranged opposite of each other on the branch.  The white clustered flowers are called "perfect" flowers because they contain both male and female parts.  Red clustered fruit is produced in late fall through early winter.

While this plant was originally imported and encouraged as an ornamental, its invasive tendencies have changed how it is now viewed.  In Asia where it originated, the berries were used for a variety of medicinal purposes.

Contributed by: Derek Sherwood

Prefers sunny areas with moist soil, usually around woodlands and in man-disturbed habitats that are open to the sunlight.

Found mostly in the southeast of the state.

Wetland code: Not classified

Flowers in early June.

Fruits in October.

Leaves  dark green, turn anywhere from yellowish-orange to deep red in the fall.  

Fruit  bright red, clustered, produced in late fall