UACES Facebook Viburnum


March 25, 2017


Fungus is slowly ruining my red top photina screen.  I would like to use 20-30 big Leaf Viburnum as a replacement.   Could you tell me if now, spring, or fall is the best time to plant the Viburnums here in El Dorado. 


AnswerI think you are referring to Viburnum utile.  I think it would be a great idea.  ‘Conoy’ is one variety that should be available but may not get as tall as you want—or as tall as the red tops.  It does have beautiful flowers.  Another viburnum that will get taller is V. awabuki ‘Chindo’.  It has glossy evergreen foliage and would be winter hardy in El Dorado.  It does have fragrant white flowers and good berry set once it begins to bloom.  Spring or fall planting is fine with either, but you will probably find more availability in the spring.



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