Viburnum plicatum: planting, pruning, and advice on caring for it

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
: Adoxaceae
Type : Shrub

: 3 m
Exposure : Sunny or partial shade
Ground : Ordinary, well drained

: 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 thus count on a fast 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 a supply of 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 flowering is complete 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 beautiful shrub that blooms as beautifully in the spring as its leaves 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.

Smart tip

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.

Also read on shrubs:

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Video: Viburnum plic tomentosum Mariesii - Double File Viburnum (October 2021).