Roads, spring, viburnums, 1903

September 17, 2015

Black Haws (Viburnum prunifolium) along a Bussy Hill Road with people riding horses in the background

Roads, spring, viburnums, 1903

Black Haws (Viburnum prunifolium) along a Bussey Hill Road with people riding horses in the background

Viburnum prunifolium along road Arn. Arb. Published in Country Life 1903 (march?) [Title from recto of slide.] 8.5 x 10.5 cm. square. Emulsion on glass.

Roads, spring, viburnums, 1903

Alternate Title: Black Haws (Viburnum prunifolium) along a Bussey Hill Road with people riding horses in the background
Photograph by Thomas E. Marr (active ca.1890-1910)
Bussey Hill Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
June 1903

A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog.

The Arnold Arboretum grows nearly 200 viburnums, largely clustered near the Centre Street Gate. Viburnums are shrubs admired for their attractive foliage, and many species produce showy and sometimes fragrant white flowers in spring. Flowers give way to blue, black, red, or yellow fall fruits (or drupes), which provide food for birds and other wildlife. Learn more about viburnums in our Visitor Center this month, and at our Collections Up Close event on September 27 from 1-3pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Also see more recent images of viburnum in our Plant Image Database.

Thomas E. Marr was a professional, in-demand photographer working throughout Boston at the turn of the twentieth century. The Image Collection of the library holds a series of Marr’s glass plate negatives containing Historical Landscape Images of Arnold Arboretum Living Collections.

Copyright © 2003, President and Fellows of Harvard College; all rights reserved.

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