Other variegations are less aesthetic!

6th December 2020

Other variegations are less aesthetic!

Sometimes a variegation  - usually a virus-induced one, occasionally a genetic mutation or sport - can look so 'wrong' for the type of plant leaf involved that it is surprising that anyone has propagated it.  A case in point is the variegated form of the leather-leaf  or wrinkled-leaf viburnum, Viburnum rhytidophyllum. This is a huge shrub with long evergreen leaves with a  heavily wrinkled, corrugated surface and strong veining. The variegated form just looks as if someone has shaken a paintbrush towards it.

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