Viburnum obovatum
Walter's viburnum

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Form: Evergreen shrub reaching 25 ft

Leaves: Simple, opposite, obovate, entire

Stem/Bark: Reddish-brown stems, often with multiple trunks

Flower: Bisexual, small, white, simple, with five petals and stamens

Fruit: Oval drupe turning black when ripe

Comments: The leaves of V. obovatum are smaller than the non-natives V. odoratissimum and V. suspensum. There are four other Viburnum species native to Florida but V. obovatum has the widest distribution and is most commonly used in the FL landscape.