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Viburnum? ALL viburnums are magnificent ...

The viburnum is a fabulous shrub that you can only "crack": an incredible flowering, an aesthetic foliage, a graphic habit! There are a lot of varieties. But each viburnum will find its place in the garden.
The viburnum obier is a superb shrub that enjoys a very beautiful flowering, with large flowers called "snowball".
The Chinese viburnum ... it almost deserves the status of tree, as it has a majestic habit, especially when it is in full bloom and it produces its flat, white inflorescences in autumn, the foliage turns red taking fiery red colors, simply superb.
All viburnums are all magnificent ... But they won't all be equally easy in the garden that the snowball viburnum. Apart from a too sunny situation which could harm it, it is regular maintenance and in particular pruning that will allow the snowball viburnum to benefit from good growth.

Botanical name:

• Viburnum spp:
Viburnum opulus : for the snowball viburnum (obier viburnum)
Viburnum plicatum: for Chinese viburnum

Plant type:

• Plant: perennial
• Foliage: obsolete or persistent
• Type of plant: hardy (-28 ° C)
• Family: Caprifoliaceae - Caprifoliaceae
• Harbor : Flowering shrub
• Exhibition: Sun to partial shade
• Flowering: Winter or spring depending on the species
• Plantation: Fall in priority and spring
• Culture Zone: (zone 5 to 10 see the hardiness map) that is to say everywhere in France.

Particularity of viburnums:

• It grows everywhere and in any well-drained soil.

What advantages in the garden

• The viburnum can reach 5 meters in height.
• Abundant flowering
• Decorative berries
• Produces beautiful, resistant bouquets.
• Number of varieties

What soil for viburnum?

• Any type of well-drained soil.

When to plant viburnum?

• Plant it preferably at the beginning of autumn, this is the best time for planting because the slowing of the vegetation allows the shrub to develop the roots well, and to settle well in the garden. It will resume superbly the following spring.

• It is of course possible to plant viburnum in spring.

What exhibition?

• The viburnum appreciates exhibitions sunny and partial shade.
• Beware of exposure under too bright, too powerful a sun.

How to plant viburnums?

• Generally viburnum is delivered in a container. Depending on its variety, size, leaf persistence, etc., it will be better to respect the planting distances.

Plant viburnum:

• Adapt the size of the hole to the size of the root ball, in depth and also in width.
• Loosen the soil well so that the viburnum and especially the roots benefit from a good recovery.
• Put down some compost and mix it with the soil from the garden.
• Soak the container in water for a few minutes.
• Place the viburnum base, pay attention to its verticality.
• Fill the gaps with the garden soil / compost mixture.
• Tamp down with the foot without damaging the roots.
• Water.

Interview :

• Water in case of drought and during the first 2 years of planting make sure that the soil remains moist, especially in summer.
• Fall balancing pruning.

When to prune

• Prune viburnum after flowering.
• For winter-flowering viburnums, prune in March-April.
• For spring-flowering viburnums, prune in early summer or fall.

Prune viburnum maintenance:

Planting size:

• When planting, cut back the stems of the shrub, always leaving 3 buds. This is a pruning that aims to encourage the production of new offshoots. It is an important pruning because it is the one which constitutes the shrub and which prevents the shrub from being bare of the foot.
• The operation can be repeated for the next 2 years to further strengthen the creation of new branches.

Maintenance size:

• The viburnum is a shrub that is usually pruned fairly little. Easy to maintain, you first need to remove the oldest stems to promote their renewal.
• Then, in the second step, the gardener simply intervenes to remove the faded flowers. It is advisable to intervene after flowering.

Prune an old viburnum:

• Use a cleaned and disinfected pruning shears.
• Remove dead branches.
• Cut the oldest branches off to the ground.
• It is also necessary to remove part of the branches from the center of the shrub, so as to allow air circulation as well as bring in light.
• Young branches must not be pruned or cut under any circumstances. They are the ones who will bear the future flowers.

A word from the amateur gardener:

• Remove faded flowers to prevent fruit formation which tires the plant, cut branches that have bloomed just above a branch. Repeat this every year. This is a method that will ensure that your viburnum blooms beautifully the following year.

Should we cut down a viburnum?

It is possible to cut down a viburnum at 2 very different times in the life of the shrub.
• As seen above, when planting, this is a training pruning. Pruning is practiced which strengthens the branching structure of the shrub. This is a size that can be done for years in a row. More strong branches, more flowers, that's a size to flesh out the base of the foot which may tend to thin out with age.
• Later, if the plant becomes imposing or was left on its own for many years it is also possible to cut down the viburnum.

How to cut the big subjects of viburnum?

As it is generally a large cut that must be done, when the subject is already old, to avoid being brutal, we will "recover" the shrub by pruning it every 3 years.

• Start pruning first on the inside, in the heart of the shrub, and finish on the outside.
• Cut back the shrub in steps of 40 cm.
• Always trim above an outward eye.
• Heal with an organic mastic.

Blooming viburnum:

According to species:
• Winter February-March
• Spring: April to June.

Varieties:

The viburnums as it is said above have a certain number of varieties, with deciduous or evergreen foliage, ...

• Viburnum "plicatum Mariesii": Horizontal and well-layered branches, inflorescences in white umbels in April-May.
• Viburnum "Opulus Roseum": Snowball viburnum, superb flowering in white balls, from April to June.
• Viburnum " Viburnum burkwoodii » : Hybrid based on Viorne Utile and Viorne Carlesii, the shrub measures 2 to 3 m, its foliage is semi-evergreen, beautiful white flowering, very fragrant.
• “Mohawk” viburnum: beautiful red flowers first in buds then in pinkish-white flowers.

Which plant does viburnum match?

• Plant viburnum with bulbous spring tulip and daffodil plants or other shrubs such as spindles ...

The viburnum: in the garden!

ATa garden: in shrub beds, free hedges, trimmed hedges ... Or solo
• Without garden: In a large pot of 60 to 80 cm. Choose a small viburnum Davidii or juddii viburnum

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Plant and care for viburnum in the garden

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The viburnum is a fabulous shrub on which one can only "crack": an incredible flowering, an aesthetic foliage, a graphic habit! It is easy to maintain as long as we have been careful during the planning to give it every chance to flourish in the garden ....

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This vigorous and bushy shrub will find its place in hedges, its lobed green foliage will turn red in autumn. Its large, round, shiny red fruits are very popular with wildlife. Plant with medicinal properties.

Exhibition: Sun, partial shade, shade

Soil type: Adapts to any soil structure with a preference for cool to wet soils.

Cold resistance: - 35°

Plantation: September to April

Watering: Watering when planting. Low need afterwards

Interview : Accepts any size. For optimal flowering and fruiting, prune after harvesting the fruit.

Height: 5m

Flowering: june to july

Harvest period: September to October

Interest: Cooking, medicinal, honey, dye, windbreak, ink, lumber

Edible part (s): fruits

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Everything you need to know about viburnum: planting

The viburnum is a shrub that is planted in isolation, in a bed or in a hedge. Some subjects are also ideal for growing in containers filled with good quality potting soil. Plant year round, avoiding periods of high heat or frost.

  • Dig a deep pit three times the width of the root ball
  • Bring potting soil or manure
  • Place the root ball
  • Tamp
  • Water generously to evacuate the air


Chinese viburnum plicatum Watanabe

Presentation: This variety of viburnum or viburnum is remarkable for its very long flowering from spring to autumn in a white, horizontal panicle. The branches are also horizontal and covered with deciduous green leaves taking a pretty orange color from October. The white flowers are reminiscent of certain varieties.


DESCRIPTION

Origin: Europe, North and West Asia, North Africa.

Main characteristics: Shrub with upright and rounded habit (height 4m for as much wide), vigorous and rustic. The leaves, 7 to 12 cm in length, composed of 3 to 5 toothed lobes, turn beautiful red colors in the fall before they drop. The white, tubular flowers are united in cymes (inflorescence of which all axes are terminated by a flower) 5 to 9 cm in diameter. In the fall, they form clusters of round, red berries.

Flowering period: May June.

Hardiness: Resists -15 ° C.

Toxicity: Fruits appreciated by birds but toxic to humans. The cultivar ‘Roseum Sterile’ does not produce fruit.


This vigorous and bushy shrub will find its place in hedges, its lobed green foliage will turn red in autumn. Its large, round, shiny red fruits are very popular with wildlife. Plant with medicinal properties. The berries are edible and tasty!

Family: Adoxaceae

Exhibition: Sun, partial shade, shade

Soil type: Adapts to any soil structure with a preference for cool to wet soils.

Cold resistance: - 35°

Plantation: September to April

Watering: Watering when planting. Low need afterwards

Interview : Accepts any size. For optimal flowering and fruiting, prune after harvesting the fruit.

Height: 5m

Flowering: june to july

Harvest period: September to October

Interest: Cooking, medicinal, honey, dye, windbreak, ink, lumber

Edible part (s): fruits

AND ALWAYS .

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✔︎. 100% take-back guarantee

Working with the living, leads to hazards. Also, in addition to cultivating plants with methods maximizing optimal adaptation and choosing a quality sending process, we offer you a 100% take-back guarantee: if your plant comes despite all the precautions not to restart a once planted in your home, we replace the plant for you free of charge. See our site for all conditions.


All you need to know about viburnum: maintenance

The viburnum is not a shrub that requires a lot of maintenance. You should only prune it when it becomes too large or to make it take the shape you want. Wait until flowering is complete before attempting any cutting.

Mulch the base of the shrub if your soil tends to dry out to keep the soil moist and cool. Fertilize potted plants from spring to late summer using a complete organic fertilizer.


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