Adenorachis arbutifolia L.
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Adenorachis arbutifolia is a shrub.
Adenorachis arbutifolia was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Julius Arthur Nieuwland, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1915.
The shrubs reach heights of 1,2 to 2 metres.
Wood and Bark
Adenorachis arbutifolia is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are elliptic and petiolate with entire margins and arcuate venation. They turn an attractive red in autumn.
Flowers and Fruits
Adenorachis arbutifolia produces cymose corymbs of erect, white five-stellate flowers from May to June. The plants are hermaphroditic, pollination takes places by allogamy through animals.
The shrubs carry ornamental red pomes.
Adenorachis arbutifolia is native to eastern Canada, the Northeast of the US, the central Northeast of the US, the Southeast of the US, Florida and Texas.
The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy, sandy clay, loamy clay or peaty soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -29Â°C (USDA zone 5).
Suited as bird pasture.
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants usually need very little maintenance.
Pests and Diseases
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- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.