With leaves unfurling and flower buds poised to burst Viburnum buddlejifolium is an open growing wide spreading semi evergreen shrub native to Central China. In its present stage of development the red colouration of the tightly packed flower buds contrasts against the sepals, covered in white hairs. A highly attractive combination, not improved upon as full bloom stage is reached.
The new leaves are covered in brown felty indumentum on their undersides. Lanceolate in shape these are always produced opposite one another on the shoot. In the wild growing in its optimum range of 1000 – 2000 metres as forest understory vegetation through the Province of Hubei these sprawling shrubs can reach five metres in height with as much, if not greater spread.