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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Viburnum Cuttings

Today while at my in-law's house I made a few cuttings from one of their viburnums. I'm not entirely positive about the variety but I believe it is a Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosumViburnums 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!

4 comments :

  1. Nice Dave! I might try it too. The viburnums are nice. I have that book and while I like it, it is not as detailed as I would've thought it would be.

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  2. I love Viburnums! I've got one called 'Onondaga'; when the foliage emerges in the spring it is a burgandy color. A very nice plant!

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  3. Hi Dave, those are the doublefiles, right? My neighbor with the nice garden has many of those, and they are in full out bloom right now, I love the lace cap blooms. You are the master of the cuttings, Jenny is a lucky gal! I am ready to vote for you every day starting friday. Hope you will leave a reminder to me though. Your arbor is splendid, I especially like the night lights. Moonflower would be wonderful.
    Frances

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  4. I love them too, I'm getting a couple for my new garden, that one is particularly pretty.

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