Viburnum veitchii C. H. Wright

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

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'Viburnum veitchii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/viburnum/viburnum-veitchii/). Accessed 2020-09-20.

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Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
cyme
Branched determinate inflorescence with a flower at the end of each branch. cymose In the form of a cyme.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
perfect
(botanical) All parts present and functional. Usually referring to both androecium and gynoecium of a flower.
stellate
Star-shaped.

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

Recommended citation
'Viburnum veitchii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/viburnum/viburnum-veitchii/). Accessed 2020-09-20.

A deciduous shrub about 5 ft high; young branches, leaf-stalks, and under-surface of leaves densely clothed with stellate down. Leaves ovate, pointed, heart-shaped at the base, 3 to 5 in. long, 2 to 3 in. wide, sharply and widely toothed; upper surface with scattered stellate down. Flowers white, uniform and perfect, 14 in. across; produced on a stoutly stalked, very scurfy-downy cyme, that is 4 or 5 in. across. Fruits red, then black.

Native of Central China, discovered and introduced in 1901 by Wilson, for Messrs Veitch. It is one of the Lantana group, differing from V. lantana itself in the more remote marginal teeth, and in the calyx being felted with starlike down. Wilson found it as a bush about 5 ft high, but rare; he considers it to be about the most ornamental of the Lantana group. But it makes a straggly shrub in gardens.

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