Viburnum utile Hemsl.

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

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

Genus

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
entire
With an unbroken margin.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
inflorescence
Flower-bearing part of a plant; arrangement of flowers on the floral axis.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.

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Credits

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

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

An evergreen shrub of rather thin, open habit, 5 or 6 ft high, the slender branches clothed at first with a pale, starry down. Leaves usually narrowly ovate or nearly oblong, 1 to 3 in. long, 14 to 114 in. wide, of firm texture, glabrous and dark glossy green above, prominently veined and white beneath, with a dense covering of starry down, margins entire, apex tapered but bluntish; base rounded to wedge-shaped; stalk 16 to 13 in. long. Flowers all fertile, produced during May densely packed in terminal, rounded trusses, 3 in. across, the branches of the inflorescence stellately downy. Each flower is 13 in. wide, white. Calyx glabrous, with shallow, rounded lobes. Fruits blue-black, oval, 14 in. long. Bot. Mag., t. 8174.

Native of China; introduced in 1901 by Wilson. It has proved quite hardy since its introduction, and is a pretty, graceful shrub. According to Wilson, it grows on limestone. Award of Merit 1926.