Friday, May 09, 2014

Flower a Day for May-Mayflower Viburnum

Another common name for this plant, Viburnum carlesii, is Korean Spicebush. It is the symbol of May, delicious in every way. The flowers open slowly so I can watch the tight almost red buds unfurl to white flowers tinged with pink. Then, as the blossoms open fully, the pink tinge is lost and the bush is covered with balls of white. I wish I could post the scent here as well. It is as sweet and soft as the flowers.

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