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An evergreen shrub ultimately 6 to 8 ft high, of bushy habit, sometimes taller; young shoots clothed with a minute, dark down. Leaves orbicular to obovate or broadly ovate, tapered at the base, rounded at the apex except for a small mucro, margins entire, or with a few obscure teeth; 1⁄4 to 1 in. long, from two-thirds to nearly as wide, dark dull green above, paler beneath, quite glabrous on both surfaces; leaf-stalk about 1⁄12 in. long, reddish. Inflorescence a terminal, compound umbel, 11⁄2 in. across. Flowers pure white, 1⁄8 in. across. Fruits ovoid, pointed, e in. long, shining, black.
Native of W. China; discovered and introduced in 1904 by Wilson, who remarks that it is rare on mountains at 9,000 ft. It is quite distinct from any other cultivated evergreen viburnum in its small privet-like leaves. It appears to be fairly hardy, and flowered for the first time in cultivation in 1914. It was named in compliment to Sir Harry Veitch.
This species is figured in Bot. Mag., n.s., t.875.