Leucothoë keiskei Miq.

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

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'Leucothoë keiskei' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/leucothoe/leucothoe-keiskei/). Accessed 2020-09-26.

Genus

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
appressed
Lying flat against an object.
ciliate
Fringed with long hairs.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
globose
globularSpherical or globe-shaped.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
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
'Leucothoë keiskei' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/leucothoe/leucothoe-keiskei/). Accessed 2020-09-26.

A dwarf evergreen shrub with slender, zigzagged, erect or semi-procumbent stems; young shoots glabrous, red. Leaves leathery, ovate-lanceolate, round at the base, drawn out into a long slender apex, inconspicuously toothed, 112 to 312in. long, 12 to 112in. wide, glabrous except for a few appressed bristles beneath; stalk 16 to 14 in. long. Flowers few, borne during July in short racemes at or near the end of the young shoots. Corolla nodding, pure white, cylindrical, 12 to 58 in. long, 14 in. wide, with five small, erect, triangular teeth. Calyx-lobes broadly ovate, minutely ciliate. Stamens hairy. Fruits flattened-globose, 14 in. wide.

Native of Japan; introduced in 1915 by Wilson. It is hardy, and is rather distinct on account of the size of its flowers, which are the largest in the cultivated species, its shining red young shoots, and leaves which are red when young, deep red in autumn. An attractive shrub.

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