Viburnum phlebotrichum Sieb. & Zucc.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Viburnum phlebotrichum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/viburnum/viburnum-phlebotrichum/). Accessed 2020-12-03.

Genus

Glossary

appressed
Lying flat against an object.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
ovoid
Egg-shaped solid.
serrate
With saw-like teeth at edge. serrulate Minutely serrate.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Viburnum phlebotrichum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/viburnum/viburnum-phlebotrichum/). Accessed 2020-12-03.

A shrub to about 8 ft high, slenderly branched, the branchlets glabrous or slightly downy. Leaves thin, ovate or elliptic, up to 312 in. long (longer on extension growths), glabrous or slightly downy above, appressed-hairy on the veins beneath, coarsely and sharply serrate, the teeth tipped with horny mucros; petioles to about 58 in. long. Inflorescences terminating short two-leaved laterals, rather few-flowered, about 2 in. wide, more or less pendulous. Flowers white, small. Stamens shorter than the corolla-lobes. Fruits red, ovoid, about 38 in. long.

Native of Japan; plants originally grown under this name were V. setigerum, and the true species was little known until the 1930s. From that species it differs in the smaller and more shortly stalked leaves, shorter stamens and drooping inflorescences. The leaves colour crimson in the autumn.