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Sambucus racemosa ssp. sieboldiana / Niwatoko ニワトコ

Bloom time: March-May

Carprifoliaceae /

Species in the genus Sambucus;

Sambucus chinensis / Sokuzu
Sambucus racemosa ssp. sieboldiana / Niwatoko

Sambucus racemosa ssp. sieboldiana / Niwatoko ニワトコ

Sambucus racemosa ssp. sieboldiana is a deciduous shrub or small tree that grows as tall as 6m and branches well from lower parts; the branches extend as if to draw a parabola. Leaves are of opposite phyllotaxis, of an imparipinnate compound leaf of 8-30cm in length. The leaves on the branches with flowers have 2-3 pairs of leaflets, while those without flowers have 3-6 teams. The leaflets measure 3-10cm long, 1-4cm wide, and are long-oblong-shaped, with sharp tips and bases round to cuneate and margins with fine serrations. The new branch's tips give 3-10cm wide panicles and set many 3-5mm across flowers that tinge yellow-white, occasionally light purple. Drupes mature in dark red. Bloom-time: March-May.




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