Adoxaceae

Recently Sambucus and Viburnum from the Caprifoliaceae have been moved here

Adoxa . . . . Town-hall-clock, Moschatel

Adoxa moschatellina . . . . Town-hall-clock, Moschatel

In damp shady places throughout Br exc. NW Sc, uncommon in Ire

Sambucus (was in Caprifoliaceae) . . . Elders

S. racemosa
S. ebulus
S. nigra
S. nigra laciniata


Sambucus nigra . . . . Elder

Common in hedgerows
'Cut-leaved' variant:

Sambucus racemosa . . . . Red-berried Elder

Red fruits; common in Sc but local in En

Sambucus ebulus . . . . Dwarf Elder

Introduced casual, scattered mostly in En, Wa and Ire; Herbaceous, to about 1 m, rather than woody

Viburnum (was in Caprifoliaceae) . . . Viburnum

V. opulus
V. lantana
V. rhytidophyllum
V. tinus


V. x bodnantense
V. x rhytidophylloides
V. x burkwoodii


A number of other spp. occur but they are either garden plants or probably best considered as subspp. of the below.

Viburnum lantana . . . . Wayfaring-tree

Common in S & E, esp. on basic soils

Viburnum opulus . . . . Guelder-rose

Common throughout BI, esp. in S

Viburnum rhytidophyllum . . . . Wrinkled Viburnum

Widely planted and is a relic in old parkland

Viburnum tinus . . . . Laurustinus

Much grown in shrubberies and naturalised in places in the S

Viburnum x bodnantense . . . . Bodnant Viburnum

Widely planted

Viburnum x burkwoodii . . . . Hybrid Viburnum

Widely planted and is a relic in old parkland

Viburnum x rhytidophylloides . . . . Hybrid Viburnum

Another garden plant sometimes in the wild