"Miyama-shigure" (Viburnum uceolatum f. procumbens) belongs to the Caprifoliaceae (the Honeysuckle family). It is a small deciduous tree that is native from Kanto district west to Chubu district of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. It is a forme of "Yama-shigure". This tree grows in mountains and can reach about 1 m in height. The bottoms of stems crawl on the ground and root. The leaves are oblong-lanceolate to ovate with acute tips, and arranged oppositely. The colymbs are borne at the tips of branches, and the white to rose pink tinged flowers bloom from June to July. The fruits are flat ovate or long-ovate drupes, and ripen red to black in fall.