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Viburnum nudum 'Pink Beauty'

turmericturmeric Posts: 828
Please help.  Can anyone confirm what the flowers on this shrub look like.  Peter Beales shows a lacecap type flower but many other sites clearly show a flower head that more resembles a tightly packed elderflower head which is completely different.  Does anyone grow this and can confirm one way or the other? Many thanks.


  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,593
    We used to grow far as I know V. nudum never has lace cap flowers.
    The autumn colour of leaves and berries is good.

    Growers often buy in pics for their catalogue and have been known to show something very different from the actual plant.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • turmericturmeric Posts: 828
    That's what I thought Silver Surfer but this was Peter Beales website, they're usually very good.  This is what they're showing
    And the whole range of pictures for the plant show lacecap flowers.  I have to say the buds in your photos could turn into lacecaps but if you say it's not a lacecap type of flower I shall take your word for it.  Because the leaves and berries are so good there seems to be lots of those photos and not so many of the flowers unfortunately.
    Many thanks for your help.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    Tumeric, I had a check on the Peter Beales link and I think they have created confusion by illustrating different plants to description. They are showing a photo of Viburnum Plicatum, possibly Pink Beauty. If you prefer lace cap flowers, it’s not Nudum but Plicatum. At least you now know which one to choose from. Both have lovely berries. 
  • turmericturmeric Posts: 828
    Ah, thanks Borderline.  Fancy calling nudum and plicatum 'Pink Beauty'.  V. nudum isn't even in the index of the latest RHS Enc. of Plants and Flowers which is even more strange.
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