Viburnum opulus L.
Fully hardy, vigorous, bushy, deciduous shrub with maple-like, usually 3-lobed leaves, to 10cm long, turning red in autumn, and flat, lace-cap-like, terminal cymes, to 8cm across, of tubular white flowers, surrounded by flat, white, ray-florets, in spring and summer followed by red berries. To 5m. [RHSE, Hortus, Hilliers'].
Horticultural & Botanical History
An ancient garden plant which grows particularly well in wet or boggy situations. Don. Saint-Hilaire Tr. pl.175/1825.
History at Camden Park
Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.993/1850]. A desideratum to Loddiges’ Nursery, 6th January 1845 is the first record.
Published Jul 09, 2009 - 05:16 PM | Last updated Jul 16, 2010 - 02:12 PM