Viburnum carlesii

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Viburnum carlesii
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Adoxaceae
Genus: Viburnum
Species: V. carlesii
Binomial name
Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum carlesii (common names Arrowwood, Koreanspice viburnum[1]) is a species of flowering plant in the family Adoxaceae (formerly Caprifoliaceae), native to Korea and Japan (Tsushima Island). Growing to 2 m (7 ft) tall and broad, it is a bushy deciduous shrub with oval leaves which are copper-coloured when young. Round clusters of red buds open to strongly scented, pale pink flowers in late spring. These are followed in late summer by oval red fruits ripening to black in autumn.[2]

The Latin specific epithet carlesii refers to William Richard Carles (1848–1929), a plant collector in Korea.[3]

The cultivar 'Aurora' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hort.net - Viburnum carlesii". Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  3. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315. 
  4. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Viburnum carlesii 'Aurora'". Retrieved 8 June 2013.