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Synonyms : Viburnum stellulatum, Viburnum involucratum
Common Names: Starry Viburnum • Nepali: Molo • Nepali: Molo, Mahelo, Kaandaa Maalu
Viburnum mullaha is a tall deciduous Shrub growing 10-15′ tall and 8-10′ across. Medium green leaves are a broad oval, tapering to the pedicel and deeply dentate along the top half. White flowers in 2-3″ wide cymes in May. Fruit is egg-shaped, yellow at first, changing to red and slightly hairy.
It is frost tender. It is in flower in June. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.The plant is not self-fertile……CLICK & SEE THE PICTURES
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.
Edible Uses:..Fruit – raw or cooked. Acid tasting.
The crushed fruit is eaten as a stimulant. The juice of the fruit is used to treat indigestion.
Other Uses:…Dye; Wood…..A dye is obtained from the fruit. Wood – moderately hard. The straight branches are used for walking sticks
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