Symphoricarpos orbiculatus Moench.


A dense shrub to 2 m tall with hairy branchlets. Leaves ovate, to about 3 cm long, 2 cm wide, hairy and slightly waxy-blue below. Flower clusters axillary in dense clusters; summer to autumn. Flowers white, bell-shaped. Fruit about 0.5 cm wide, carmine.

N America

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Caprifoliaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Symphoricarpos orbiculatus 'Foliis Variegatis'

Leaves slightly smaller than in the type and with the margins variegated with yellow. ['Aureovariegatus', 'Variegatus']

Origin uncertain but raised before 1837.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Dipsacales
family       Caprifoliaceae
genus        Symphoricarpos Duhamel