Forms a compact mound, eventually a little wider than tall. Leaves are long (3-6") and narrow, leathery, with a red petiole. Pink buds open to non-fragrant white flowers in a dense 2-3" wide cyme. Fruits are tubular in shape and bright blue like no other viburnum. Introduced in 1904 by E.H. Wilson.
Very similar to V. cinnamomifolium except it is much more compact in habit. Fruit is a bright blue like no other Viburnum.
Definately a plant suited to the coast of California and the Pacific Northwest. Requires a cool, moist climate. Marginally successful in the South and Southeast only if planted in acidic, moist, well drained soil and in the shade. Planting of two plants will insure adequate fruiting.