Viburnum ShrubViburnum shrub belonging to the genus Viburnum. There are over 150 species of viburnum. These can be classified as semi-evergreen woody shrubs, perennials and deciduous.
If you are planning viburnum grow in your garden, you should select a variety that will grow well in your area. Because of its adaptability and versatile nature, these have been used in gardening. There are different varieties that can be used as shrub borders, hedges and screens and some can also be used as a stand alone ornamental trees. As regards flowers, can be found shades of white and pink. Besides the beautiful flowers that grow in clusters domed, are also grown for their colorful fruits or berries. Some refer to these berries as ornamental fruits as they come in a wide range of colors.
Varieties of Viburnum
There are several varieties that can be used for gardening. These fast growing hedges can be cut and given various forms. Pink flower buds in bunches of beautiful flowers that are shaped snowball. Several Asian varieties produce a heavenly aroma. Korean Spice Viburnum is a variety that is very popular because of its sweet fragrance. Cayuga, compactum, Mohawk and viburnum Judd other varieties are fragrant. Some of its varieties are grown for their beautiful fruits. Arrowwood produce attractive foliage and blue berries that come in bunches. Tea is a deciduous viburnum Viburnum that grows into something a vase-like shape. It is known for its beautiful blue-green foliage, snow and bright white flowers berries reddish-orange.
Caring for Viburnum
Required conditions for growth
This shrub is known for its adaptability. The ideal conditions for growth are well-drained soil in full sun and moderate watering. Do not despair if there is not enough sun, viburnum also survive in partial shade. As for soil quality is concerned, moderately fertile soil with a pH of 5.6 to 6.6 works well for them, but they can even grow in alkaline soils.
You could buy viburnum from any nursery or garden center. You can also take a stem of a bush and attach it to the ground with a U-shaped wire Once ingrained, you can plant in your garden.
Wondering how to prune a viburnum? Pruning is a very important aspect that should not be overlooked. Get rid of dead or diseased stems and branches is very important. Use pruning shears to remove these dead parts. Pruning also areas where the stems intersect one another. Prune branches after wilting flowers. Cut the oldest branches in the crown again, but always remember that you should never remove more than one third of the branches.
Apply a slow-release fertilizer in the spring. Also be careful with the diseases that can affect this shrub. If the leaves are discolored, should check for infestation of aphids. These insects generally attack the young branches and bunches of flowers. If the plant growth appears to be prevented and foliage is yellow, which could be caused due to nematodes. South nematodes can also cause great harm. Leaf spot fungi can also cause leaf spots. Be sure to remove the diseased parts and methods of pest control to avoid such problems.
The vibrant colors and the sweet fragrance of flowers and berries bush makes this a must-have for your garden. So, what are you waiting for? Let viburnum beautify your garden.