Viburnum macrocephalum China, 1908

September 24, 2015

Flowering plant planted in a tub with a double exposure of Frank Meyer standing

Viburnum macrocephalum China, 1908

Flowering plant planted in a tub with a double exposure of Frank Meyer standing

Viburnum macrocephalum. Grown in tub; could be utilised very well as a decorative plant by our florists. It does not stand any great cold. Shanghai. May 4, 1908. [Information from label on verso of photo mount.] 9.5 x 12.5 cm. Gelatin silver process.

Viburnum macrocephalum China

[Title from recto of mount.]  
Alternate Title: Flowering plant planted in a tub with a double exposure of Frank Meyer standing
Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918)
Shanghai, Jiangsu Sheng, China
May 4, 1908

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.

Many thousands more Botanical and Cultural Images of Eastern Asia, details on the life and travels of Frank Nicholas Meyer, and of other plant explorers are available in our Image Collection.

The Archive Collection of the Arnold Arboretum also holds the Frank N. Meyer (1875-1918) papers, 1906-1914.

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