Viburnum japonicum, an
evergreen shrub or small tree with gray-brown barks, inhabits
coastal areas, branching well to grow thick and reach around 6m in
height. Components are green when young but tinge purple later.
Leaves are opposite, blades being 5-20cm long, 4-15cm wide,
diamond-ovate or diamond-obovate, plus leathery and glossy. On new
branch tops, there emerge 6-15cm-across corymbs with many white
blossoms with odor. Corollas measure 5-8mm across, cleft deeply in
five, and open flat. Fruit (drupe) counts 7-9mm-long oblong, mature
in red in October-December. Bloom time: March-May.