Woody > Viburnum > Viburnum plicatum > Viburnumplicatum f. plicatum
Origin:  Introduced by Robert Fortune, after the opium wars in China. Fortune was dispatched by the Royal Horticultural Society out of the Chiswick Garden; only one of the expeditions was funded by the society. Fortune spent many years and several expeditions in China collecting plants before returning home. He was a humorless, but tactful and determined individual and was incredibly successful in getting his collections back to England alive; quite a feat given the time period and the difficulties in day to day travel.