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Viburnum plicatum is one of the viburnums that offer a beautiful pink or white bloom.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Viburnum plicatum
Family : Adoxaceae
Type : Shrub
Height : 3 m
Exposure : Sunny or partial shade
Ground : Ordinary, well drained
Foliage : Expired -Flowering : May to October
Spring flowering shrub, it adorns gardens and terraces in the most beautiful way.
Planting Viburnum plicatum
It is best to plant your Viburnum plicatum in the fall to promote rooting before winter and recovery in spring.
You can therefore count on rapid flowering.
But, bought in pots or containers, you can also plant in the spring, taking care to water regularly at the beginning.
- Viburnum plicatum likes well-drained soils
- In pots, choose a good quality potting soil and make sure the water has good drainage
- Follow the advice of planting shrubs.
Care and pruning of viburnum plicatum
Once properly installed, the viburnum plicatum requires almost no maintenance.
- Water well the first year after planting
- Mulch the base of the shrub to keep the soil moist as long as possible
Viburnum plicatum in pots:
The cultivation of potted shrubs is different in 2 points, the addition of fertilizer and watering.
Soil runs out much faster in a pot and it dries up faster too.
- Provide shrub fertilizer at least once or twice a year, especially in spring
- Water as soon as the soil is dry on the surface.
Size of viburnum plicatum:
No pruning is really necessary, but it can be useful for older subjects.
Wait until the end of flowering if you want to reduce or balance the branches.
- Also find our advice on how to prune shrubs
Good to know about viburnum plicatum
The "Mary Milton" viburnum is a very handsome shrub that blooms as beautifully in the spring as its foliage in the fall.
In flowered hedges, isolated or in shrub beds, it is very easy to grow and maintain.
It has the advantage of being hardy and melliferous, which makes bees happy in the spring.
Among the viburnum plicatum we find the famous Watanabe and Mariesii
Among the viburnums, we also find the laurel-tin, well known in our gardens.
Avoid at all costs situations too exposed to the scorching sun.
The Mary Milton viburnum needs to keep the soil relatively cool in order to thrive.
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