- Flower nameVaccinium oldhamii
- Scientific nameVaccinium oldhamii
- Place of originJapan, the Korean Peninsula and China
- Place of floweringLow mountains
- Flowering seasonMay, June
What is Vaccinium oldhamii
Vaccinium oldhamii (scientific name: Vaccinium oldhamii) is a deciduous shrub in the familyEricaceae, native to Japan, the Korean Peninsula and China. It grows naturally at the edge of forests in mountainous areas from Hokkaido to Kyushu in Japan. Its name comes from the fact that it produces red leaves similar to those of the Japanese wax tree in summer, but its family is different from that of the Japanese wax tree. In early summer, many small flowers bloom downward from the tips of the branches. The small flowers are about 0.5 cm in diameter, and the corolla has five shallow lobes at the tip that bend outward.
Generic Vaccinium oldhamii, scientific name: Vaccinium oldhamii, Leaf Inflorescence: alternate, leaf shape: ovate elliptic, leaf blade: 4-10 cm, leaf width: 2-5 cm, leaf margin: entire margin
Inflorescence: racemose; corolla: bell-shaped; diameter: 0.4-0.5 cm; color: yellowish green, Stamens: 10; pistils: 1; flowering season: May-June; fruiting season: October-November; fruit color: blackish purple; fruit type: liquid fruit; fruit shape: spherical; fruit diameter: 0.5 cm.