Philadelphus sericanthus Koehne

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

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'Philadelphus sericanthus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/philadelphus/philadelphus-sericanthus/). Accessed 2019-12-10.

Genus

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acuminate
Narrowing gradually to a point.
apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
appressed
Lying flat against an object.
calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
entire
With an unbroken margin.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
orbicular
Circular.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
style
Generally an elongated structure arising from the ovary bearing the stigma at its tip.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Philadelphus sericanthus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/philadelphus/philadelphus-sericanthus/). Accessed 2019-12-10.

A shrub 6 to 12 ft high, shoots glabrous, becoming reddish brown the first year, ultimately peeling. Leaves ovate to oval-lanceolate, tapered to both ends, especially to the slender acuminate apex, coarsely toothed with up to eleven pairs, 112 to 4 in. long by 1 to 212 in. wide, sometimes entire, sparsely hairy or glabrous above with a few hairs at the back and tufts in the vein-axils. Flowers about 1 in. wide in racemes of up to eleven, not scented; petals pure white, rounded-oval to nearly orbicular; calyx and stalks densely covered with appressed, stiff, white hairs; style glabrous. Bot. Mag., t. 8941.

Native of Hupeh and Szechwan, China; discovered by Augustine Henry in 1888-9 and introduced to France in 1897, when M. de Vilmorin received seeds from the Abbé Farges. To Britain it was introduced by Wilson in 1900, when collecting for Messrs Veitch. It is quite hardy and flowers freely in June.


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