Fresh viburnum, a flower ball for your bouquet. Viburnum is a cheerful flower that brightens up any bouquet - and is available all year round. Used as a weapon in prehistoric times, Viburnum has since risen to become a bouncy flower with a delicious slightly sweet scent.
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The flowers are a soft pink or immaculate white. The plant has berries, which birds really enjoy. The leaves are fresh green and it smells deliciously sweet.
Want to convey or radiate pride? Run to the florist for a big bunch of Viburnum. That's what the flower stands for... upright of course. Its Latin name comes from 'viere', meaning to braid or bend. Fier and viere just have nothing to do with each other.
Viburnums are shrubs or small trees native to Asia, North America, North Africa and Europe. The tropical variety is found in South America, Indonesia and New Guinea. There are some 230 species. In prehistoric times, the Viburnum did more than just brighten up your home: its long stems were used as arrow shafts. Thus, the in our eyes lovely Viburnum could do a lot of damage...