Viburnum sargentii hails from north-east Asia and was brought into western cultivation in 1892. ‘Onodaga’ was introduced to by the US National Arboretum in 1966. “Leaves emerge fine textured, velvety, and maroon, later turning green but retaining a maroon tinge. This makes a vivid contrast for the new foliage which continues to emerge maroon.” “Flower buds are maroon-red, opening creamy white with a trace of pink, in 2-4 inch wide, flat topped cymes....” This species will grow best in cooler areas where it will make a 2 meters tall by as much wide shrub. Regular summer irrigation is advised.