Viburnum nudum L.

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

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'Viburnum nudum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/viburnum/viburnum-nudum/). Accessed 2020-08-13.

Genus

Glossary

entire
With an unbroken margin.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
perfect
(botanical) All parts present and functional. Usually referring to both androecium and gynoecium of a flower.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Viburnum nudum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/viburnum/viburnum-nudum/). Accessed 2020-08-13.

A deciduous shrub up to 10 ft high; young shoots slightly scurfy and downy. Leaves oval, ovate or lance-shaped, 2 to 412 in. long, 1 to 214 in. wide, minutely and irregularly toothed to almost entire, dark glossy green and glabrous above, paler, somewhat scurfy or glabrous beneath; stalk 14 to 58 in. long. Flowers yellowish white, uniform and perfect, 15 in. across, produced in early June on cymes 2 to 4 in. wide; the main-stalk as long or longer than the branched flowering portion. Fruits 13 in. long, oval, blue-black.

Native of eastern N. America; introduced in 1752. This viburnum is closely akin to V. cassinoides, under which species the distinctions between the two are explained. It is a handsome, shiny-leaved shrub which flowers freely. It has a more southern distribution than V. cassinoides, and does not, apparently, reach into Canada.

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