This plant is worth a closer look as the buds expand and the embryo foliage emerges from tight buds. Specimens of Viburnum furcatum are planted near the upper woodland garden. The fresh young leaves are covered in brown felt and exhibit distinct structural venation; as worthy as any scented blossom in attracting passing attention. The older wood, pock marked with lenticels, the young shoot covered in white down. It was collected as seed from a two metre high deciduous plant near, Amori Prefecture, Honshu in Japan. There it was growing as understory in Fagus crenata woodland with Sasa kurilensis at 880m.
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