|Viburnum sieboldii var.
obovatifolium, a deciduous shrub that grows to around 2m in
height, inhabits deciduous tree forests 30-1400m from sea level.
Many grow in colonies. Leaves are opposite, the blade parts of which
are obovate or broadly obovate, 10-19cm in length, 4-11cm in width -
with succulent branches, can reach even more to 20cm long, 14cm
wide. Serrations are sharp and prominent are 8-12 pairs of veins.
Branch ends emerge panicles in which bear many 7-9 white flowers.
Fruit (drupe) is oblong, 8-10mm long, and matures in red in
August-October. Bloom time: May-June.