Viburnum farreri

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 in late autumn and 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]

Viburnum farreri
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

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]


  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. ^ "Viburnum farreri". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  5. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Viburnum farreri". Retrieved 8 June 2013.