Viburnum farreri

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Viburnum farreri
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Viburnum farreri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Adoxaceae
Genus: Viburnum
L.
Species: V. farreri
Binomial name
Viburnum farreri
Stearn
Synonyms[1]
  • Viburnum fragrans Bunge

Viburnum farreri (syn. V. fragrans) is a species of flowering plant in the family Adoxaceae (formerly Caprifoliaceae) native to northern China. Growing to 3 m (10 ft) tall by 2.5 m (8 ft) broad, it is an erect deciduous shrub[2] with sweetly perfumed, pink-tinged white blooms from late autumn to early spring. Its dark green leaves are bronze when young, turning brilliant shades of red-purple in autumn.[3] V. farreri grows in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.[4]

The Latin specific epithet farreri commemorates the English plant collector Reginald Farrer.

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Viburnum farreri in PlantList
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  3. ^ Taxon; Official News Bulletin of the International Society for Plant Taxonomy. Utrecht 15:22.1966
  4. ^ USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]
  5. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Viburnum farreri". Retrieved 8 June 2013.