Viburnum × carlcephalum Burkwood & Skipwith ex A. V. Pike

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

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

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bud
Immature shoot protected by scales that develops into leaves and/or flowers.
flush
Coordinated growth of leaves or flowers. Such new growth is often a different colour to mature foliage.
hybrid
Plant originating from the cross-fertilisation of genetically distinct individuals (e.g. two species or two subspecies).

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Credits

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

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

A hybrid between V. carlesii (seed-parent) and V. macrocephalum f. keteleeri, raised by Messrs Burkwood and Skipwith about 1932 but scarcely known until it received an Award of Merit in 1946. It is a shrub to about 8 ft high and wide, with leaves resembling those of V. carlesii but larger and with a slight gloss, sometimes colouring in the autumn. Flowers in May in dense trusses up to 6 in. wide, up to 100 in each, fragrant, pink in the bud, white with a flush of pink when expanded. A fast-growing shrub, thriving and flowering well even in cold localities, but lacking in charm, with its stiff branching and rather lumpy trusses.

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