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This Viburnum is confused!!

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By Lori


This Viburnum is confused!!

New growth with blossom on the same branch as a million berries!



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That's a good photo, Lori.
Confused Viburnum!
This year in Britain we have plants and animals totally flummoxed by the weather ~
hedgehogs not knowing whether to hibernate,
shrubs flowering at the wrong time.

I feel as confused as your Viburnum :o)

25 Sep, 2008

 

Don't know whether to laugh or cry... the berries stay on this shrub into the depths of winter... perhaps they get sweeter after they've been frozen. Cedar waxwings are supposed to like them...but I haven't seen a waxwing in a very long time... It's a lovely bush that I thought would be useful to wildlife... BUT...appears that it's totally ornamental. another lesson learned.

26 Sep, 2008

 

How many years have you had it? Some migratory birds like the waxwings take a couple years to start making your tree a stopping point. And addition of your pond will make it more likely now.

29 Sep, 2008

 

Hmmm... some good points there..it's been fruiting three years now...maybe I should be making a point of keeping watch.

29 Sep, 2008

 

I have a Viburnum and if I prune the limbs back after it has flowered in early summer, the branches will grow a few inches in length and then it will bloom again at the tip of the branch in autumn, and have the berries on the older growth just behind where I'd pruned it. Do you remember if you gave it a little haircut this year ?

4 Oct, 2008

 

It suckers profusely from the base and I've cut off each successive flush of growth...but I've never pruned the upper branches... I could have let it be shrubby but I wanted a tree-like plant. Perhaps high winds or the hail we had a couple of times this summer pruned it for me !!

4 Oct, 2008



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