Viburnum odoratissimum

Viburnum odoratissimum, commonly known as sweet viburnum, is a shrub or small tree in the family Adoxaceae. It is native to Asia, and commonly cultivated as a garden ornamental elsewhere.

Viburnum odoratissimum
Viburnum odoratissimum var awabuki2.jpg
Viburnum odoratissimum var. awabuki
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Adoxaceae
Genus: Viburnum
Species:
V. odoratissimum
Binomial name
Viburnum odoratissimum

DescriptionEdit

It grows to 9 metres high and has glossy elliptical leaves to 20 cm long. In spring it produces pyramid-shaped clusters of fragrant white flowers, followed by red berries that age to black.[2]

Distribution and habitatEdit

The species is native to China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, the Himalayan region in India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.[1]

V. odoratissimum var. awabuki is native to Korea(Jeju Island), Taiwan, and Japan.[3]

CultivationEdit

The species prefers warm, frost-free climates.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Viburnum odoratissimum". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b Lord, Ernest Edward; Willis, James Hamlyn (1982). Shrubs and Trees for Australian Gardens. Lothian.
  3. ^ "Viburnum odoratissimum var. awabuki". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 9 April 2014.