Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum. Viburnums are beautiful flowering shrubs in the spring that have very few pest and disease problems. The fall color can be good too so you get a plant with three seasons of interest.
I took the cuttings from greenwood that had two nodes on each stem. Then I did the standard rooting hormone treatment and put them in a window inside our house. (My wife just loves this time of year!) Hopefully in 4-6 weeks I'll have a few viburnum cuttings to plant outside. I'm a big fan of viburnums so any opportunity to add another one to the garden inventory is always taken! Who wouldn't want to see these flowers every spring?
If you are interested in learning more about Viburnums, this book by Michael Dirr is an excellent resource!
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Sunday, April 26, 2009
Dave is the author of Growing The Home Garden and runs a small nursery business growing vegetables and herbs for local customers in Spring Hill, TN. (Blue Shed Gardens or FB page). He has written for gardening publications, Troy-Bilt and Lowe's and is available for edible garden consulting. Dave gardens organically and when he isn't writing, collecting seeds, or propagating plants he's parenting his 4 children as a stay at home dad.