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honey suckle

21.3.15

THUNBERG'S MEADOWSWEET (ユキヤナギ)

Thunberg's meadowsweet (Spiraea thunbergii, Japanese common name : yuki-yanagi)is a small, long-lived shrub with thin, flexible stems. It is native to Japan.  The flowers are white, borne in early spring.  Japanese name yuki-yanagi means snow-willow because of its white flowers and flexible long stems.

It is now full bloomed in our kitchen garden under Rosa banksiae.  In a month Rosa banksiae will follow to have white flowers.


(ユキヤナギは、細くてしなやかな枝をもつ低い潅木で、日本原産です。花は白く、早春に咲きます。日本での呼び名のユキヤナギは、その花の雪のような白さと枝の姿が柳に似ていることに由来します。いまユキヤナギがモッコウバラの下のポタジェに咲いています。1ヶ月もすると続いてモッコウバラが白い花を咲かせるでしょう。)








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2 comments:

  1. That looks lovely - does it have a perfume?

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    1. Unfortunately it has no fragrance.

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