Viburnum shrubs have a variety of members which can create different type of visual attractions for your backyard. Some species can be planted as hedge plants because of the dense green foliage plus beautiful blossoms in summer. Most of them need very low maintenance and can tolerate poor conditions as well. Most of them will bloom in summer, making them a good choice to build up some attractive flowering hedges.
Before planting any viburnum shrubs in your garden, you should choose the correct species which fit for your space best. Different plants have different heights when fully grown, and you’d better get familiar with the information of some popular species for further reference. For instance, the Burkwood viburnum shrubs can grow up to 8 feet in height with a 5-foot spread. Fragrant snowball viburnum can reach as high as 10 feet with a similar spread. You should do some measurement on the available space before choosing a specific type of shrub.
Then you should do some preparation on the soil by turning them over to make it loose. The weeds should be removed and big clump of soil should be broken as well. They prefer to grow in well-drained soil conditions with a medium PH value ranging from 5.5 to 6.5. The hole holding the root ball should be at least twice the size of the root ball to leave enough room for establishing their roots. Once the root ball was put into the hole, you need to apply adequate water to saturate the soil to help the roots to grow. Some mulching material can be used to preserve the moisture. Fertilizer can be applied into the plant once or twice a year. The viburnum shrubs should be pruned frequently to keep their shapes and health.
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