Selected from V. sargentii for its heavy fruit set which is bright red, larger than the species, and persists all winter. Further proof that plants don't read books, rather than the purple anthers as reported, our plants and those sighted by Michael Dirr have yellow anthers. Our plants exhibit a very dense habit, are self-scaffolding (branching without pruning) and are nearly perfectly rounded. 10 year old plants are 6' by 6'. Zone 3
Although this plant is also listed in literature as V. opulus var. calvescens, our original plants were purchased as V. sargentii so we will list it here as a variety of sargentii. In either case, they are one in the same.