one of the best native shrubs, Ontario, Canada
We planted five of these lovely viburnums in the foreground of our Black Hills spruce evergreen windbreak, and they provide a stunning contrast especially after a fresh snowfall. They hold their crimson berries throughout our cold and iciest winters, and their foliage is rich in summer and autumn. Viburnums are my favorite shrub for their overall versatility and hardiness!!
This is most vigorous shub I have. I have ten to fifteen in the shade by a creek. The only problem I have is finding a place to plat new shrubs created by layering after flash floods. Maybe yours are getting to much sun.
Have these plants growing next to the house, west side, and away from the house, also west side. They are annually struck by a fungus that causes leaf drop late summer to very early fall. The plant recently suffers an unusual growing pattern so I cut several down to about a foot tall last winter. It now pushes a few branches straight up but the majority grow weakly across the ground, surrounding the plant. I wonder if there is a way to encourage stronger, upright branch growth? I was thinking about putting a chicken wire collar on the plant early spring to train the branches. Would appreciate any feedback.
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