Viburnum fragrans China[Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Flowering branch
Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918)
Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China
April 26, 1915
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.
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