Viburnum hupehense Rehd.

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

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'Viburnum hupehense' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/viburnum/viburnum-hupehense/). Accessed 2020-02-25.

Genus

Glossary

corymb
Unbranched inflorescence with lateral flowers the pedicels of which are of different lengths making the inflorescence appear flat-topped.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
orbicular
Circular.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
stellate
Star-shaped.
truncate
Appearing as if cut off.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Viburnum hupehense' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/viburnum/viburnum-hupehense/). Accessed 2020-02-25.

A deciduous shrub, the young shoots stellately hairy the first year, purplish brown the second. Leaves broad-elliptic or roundish ovate, long-pointed, truncate or slightly heart-shaped at the base, coarsely toothed, dark green and covered with loose stellate down above, paler and more downy beneath, 2 to 3 in. long, 114 to 214 in. wide, veins in six to eight pairs; leaf-stalk grooved, 12 to 34 in. long, densely downy; stipules narrowly lanceolate, downy. Corymbs about 2 in. wide, the main and secondary flower-stalks covered densely with stellate down; branches of the corymb usually five. Fruits egg-shaped, red, 13 to 25 in. long. Bot. Mag., n.s., t. 41.

Native of Hupeh and Szechwan, China; discovered by Henry; introduced by Wilson in 1908. It is nearly related to V. dilatatum (from which it differs in its orbicular-ovate leaves, and stipuled leaf-stalks), and to V. betulifolium, from which it is distinct in being downy on both leaf surfaces. As a fruiting shrub it is scarcely inferior to either. Award of Merit 1952.


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