Thursday, March 25, 2010
Asian collection miscellany: The view along the axis of the Central Valley, Viburnum sympodiale, Petasites japonica variegata
Viburnum sympodiale is a little used species, with flowers similar to V. plicatum. Clearly different in that they open before the leaves appear, and there's a bit of pink in the buds that lingers suffused lightly in the petals. It's not a new or unknown plant; I just think it's a victim of flowering at the same time as the Cherries and Magnolias. Tough competition. This one is in the upper middle of bec C-03 which is the large bed in China Valley that basically fills the area enclosed by the first big curve of the trail as it descends from the road.
Posted by ChrisU at 3:25 PM