Viburnum farreri

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Viburnum farreri
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Adoxaceae
Genus: Viburnum
V. farreri
Binomial name
Viburnum farreri

Viburnum farreri (syn. V. fragrans) is a species of flowering plant in the family Adoxaceae (formerly Caprifoliaceae), native to northern China.[2] Growing to 3 m (10 ft) tall by 2.5 m (8 ft) broad, it is an erect deciduous shrub[3] with sweetly perfumed, pink-tinged white blooms in late autumn and early spring. Its dark green leaves are bronze when young, turning brilliant shades of red-purple in autumn.[4] V. farreri grows in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.[5]

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.[6]


  1. ^ Viburnum farreri in PlantList
  2. ^ Hamm, Trinity; et al. (5 March 2021), "Development and Characterization of 15 Novel Genomic SSRs for Viburnum farreri", Plants, 10 (3): 487, doi:10.3390/plants10030487
  3. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
  4. ^ Taxon; Official News Bulletin of the International Society for Plant Taxonomy. Utrecht 15:22.1966
  5. ^ "Viburnum farreri". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  6. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Viburnum farreri". RHS. Retrieved 5 March 2021.