November 2023 in the Garden - Viburnums, and plenty more to see

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Douglas Justice's November in the Garden 2023 - UBC Botanical Garden blog features the garden's evergreen viburnums that are grown "primarily for their beautiful foliage and berries". If you're really into viburnums, I recommend his previous blogs on this genus:
    December in the Garden 2021 - UBC Botanical Garden
    December 2018 in the Garden - UBC Botanical Garden
    It's a good thing Douglas keeps writing about these, because I have hardly learned to recognize any of them, though I was starting to get the hang of it just about when I'd given up. My first big find was Viburnum parvifolium, which is the only one I found that is covered with berries.
    Viburnum parvifolium_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__151032.jpg Viburnum parvifolium_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__151059.jpg Viburnum parvifolium_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__151112.jpg Viburnum parvifolium_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__151147.jpg

    Ah, but what I saw when I was looking for the viburnums. I knew to look for Decaisnea insignis, dead man's fingers, and it was Halloween day.
    Decaisnea insignis_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__145827.jpg Decaisnea insignis_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__145850.jpg

    But I was not expecting to see so many flowers on the Rhododendron cinnabarinum subsp. xanthocodon Concatenans Group.
    Rhododendron cinnabarinum subsp. xanthocodon Concatenans Group_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__152122.jpg Rhododendron cinnabarinum subsp. xanthocodon Concatenans Group_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__152158.jpg Rhododendron cinnabarinum subsp. xanthocodon Concatenans Group_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__152241.jpg Rhododendron cinnabarinum subsp. xanthocodon Concatenans Group_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__152317.jpg Rhododendron cinnabarinum subsp. xanthocodon Concatenans Group_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__152334.jpg

    Since we're supposed to be doing leaves, near the dead man's fingers is the Cathaya argyrophylla, which I first posted in 2012 (first photo). I'm still trying to learn the name.
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    And here is Elaeagnus macrophylla. I don't know if the leaves are supposed to be fragrant. I didn't see any flowers, but something was very fragrant around here, and I didn't see a katsura nearby.
    Elaeagnus macrophylla_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__152544.jpg Elaeagnus macrophylla_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__152614.jpg

    I'll get back with the program in the next posting.
     
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    Here is Viburnum cylindricum.
    Viburnum cyclindricum_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__153834.jpg Viburnum cyclindricum_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__153914.jpg Viburnum cyclindricum_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__153932.jpg Viburnum cyclindricum_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__154014.jpg

    Next to it is Viburnum foetidum, which I would not have recognized as this genus. Actually, I passed both of these shrubs several times before it clicked that they were what I was trying to find. I was too busy being excited about the rhododendron flowers on the same trail.
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    Also nearby are two Viburnum henryi. This one is on the Henry Trail.
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    And this is on Upper Asian Way, at the top of Kingdon Ward. I even found a few fruits.
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    Here is a little colour and some favourites from the garden this week. I was in the north garden looking for Sassafras albidum, which I didn't find (maybe the leaves are gone now, and I wasn't sure what size it would be). But I did catch some colour. Here is Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'.
    Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__141242.jpg Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__141335.jpg

    Nyssa sylvatica
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    Grey is a colour too - Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'
    Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__141703.jpg Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__141712.jpg

    Hesperantha coccinea are still doing it on the entrance plaza, as is this planting of Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'.
    Hesperantha coccinea_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__133853.jpg Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__133932.jpg

    Nearby, the Cotinus 'Grace' steals the show.
    Cotinus 'Grace'_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__133951.jpg Cotinus 'Grace'_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__134004.jpg

    I hadn't remembered the name of one of my favourite tree leaves when I did the previous postings, so here are more green leaves, on Tetracentron sinense, next to a Viburnum cinnamomifolium that I was supposed to be looking at.
    Viburnum cinnamomifolium and Tetracentron sinense_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__145705.jpg Tetracentron sinense_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__145725.jpg Tetracentron sinense_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__145757.jpg

    And a whole bunch of photos of either Tricyrtis formosana 'Dark Beauty' or Tricyrtis sp. - both are listed in the same location next to the reception centre.
    Tricyrtis_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__161253.jpg Tricyrtis_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__161123.jpg Tricyrtis_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__161158.jpg Tricyrtis_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__161317.jpg Tricyrtis_UBCBG_Cutler_20231031__161329.jpg
     
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