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 var. awabuki|
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.
Distribution and habitatEdit
The species is native to China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, the Himalayan region in India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.
V. odoratissimum var. awabuki is native to Korea(Jeju Island), Taiwan, and Japan.
The species prefers warm, frost-free climates.
- "Viburnum odoratissimum". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 9 April 2014.
- Lord, Ernest Edward; Willis, James Hamlyn (1982). Shrubs and Trees for Australian Gardens. Lothian.
- "Viburnum odoratissimum var. awabuki". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 9 April 2014.
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