Arrowwood Viburnum (Southern Arrow Wood)
An upright, multibranched shrub with slender, elongated, ascending branches and many shoots from the base.
Leaves are opposite, simple, 1 to 4 1/2 inches long, oval or rounded; coarsely toothed, strongly veined, with long leafstalks; dull green; lower surface with tiny star-shaped hairs.
Bark: smooth, tight, gray or reddish-brown; pores cream-colored and prominent.
Twigs: slender, elongate, straight or arching, young ones hairy, older ones smooth.
Flowers May–June; small, white, numerous in upright clusters 2-4 inches wide, at the ends of branches or on short side branches. Trumpet-shaped flowers have 5 spreading lobes; the stamens extend beyond the petals.
Fruits August–November; clusters of blue or blue-black berries, each l/4 to 3/8 inch long, globe- or egg-shaped.