Viburnum rafinesquianum (downy arrow-wood)

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Key Characteristics

  • Upright shrub, to 2 m high; many arching stems form a moderately dense, rounded crown.
  • Leaves opposite, simple, blades 3-7 cm long and about half as wide; ovate to elliptic, acute to acuminate; coarsely dentate, teeth 2-4 mm wide; light green, slightly pubescent above, more or less densely downy-pubescent beneath; petioles short, 2-5 mm long.
  • Twigs slender, tan to gray, pubescent
  • Winter buds divergent, plump, often with 6 scales.


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