- Flower nameViburnum furcatum
- Scientific nameViburnum furcatum
- Aliasオオカメノキ, 虫狩, 大亀の木
- Place of originthe temperate and tropical regions of the Northern Hemisphere
- Place of floweringLow mountains
- Flowering seasonApril, May, June
What is Viburnum furcatum
Viburnum furcatum or Mushikari (scientific name: Viburnum furcatum), native to the temperate and tropical regions of the Northern Hemisphere, is a deciduous shrub in the family Adoxaceae. It produces white, inflorescences at the ends of its branches from April to June.. It is also called the "giant tortoise tree. It grows wild in the mountains from Hokkaido to Kyushu im Japan. The tree is 2 to 5 meters tall. The leaves are ovate to shallowly heart-shaped, 10-15 cm long, and have opposite leaf margins. The flowers consist of a central bisexual flower and peripheral ornamental flowers, with the ornamental flowers 2-3 cm in diameter. After flowering, spherical red fruits are borne in September to October and ripen to black. The wood is used for firewood and charcoal.
Common name: Viburnum furcatum, scientific name: Viburnum furcatum, aka: mushikariJapanese), distribution: Hokkaido - Kyushu, habitat: mountainous areas, life form: deciduous shrub, height: 2 - 5 m, inflorescence: opposite Leaf length: 10-15 cm, Leaf shape: ovate to shallowly heart-shaped, Leaf color: green to dark red, Leaf margin: entire, Flowering season: April to June, Flower color: white, Inflorescence shape: diffuse inflorescence, Flower composition: central bisexual flowers and peripheral decorative flowers, Decorative flowers: 2 to 3 cm, Fruit color: red to black, fruit shape: spherical, fruiting season: September-October, use: wood charcoal.