Maresii Viburnum

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by David Shaw, May 31, 2004.

  1. David Shaw

    David Shaw LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    I planted 2 Maresii Viburnums for a customer 2 years ago now. They look like they are doing well, but they have never bloomed yet. They're probably 2 and a half foot tall now maybe 3. Any ideas as to why ? Thanks
  2. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    When are you pruning them, if you are?

    It could be that you are pruning off all of the flower buds, just a guess.

  3. urbanlandscape

    urbanlandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    Pruning, shade and nutrition. Trim viburnums after they bloom. Too much shade and they won't bloom, although they are fairly shade tolerant. Fertilizer always helps. Especially in a bed that is mulched. Every once in a while you get a plant that just won't grow, even in an area that seems ideal for it. I usually try transplanting to another area, add good soil with the transplant, and replace with something else.
  4. David Shaw

    David Shaw LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    They haven't been pruned at all. They just haven't grown that much. I have thought about getting some of the fertilizer spikes and see if that helps. The customer hasn't complained a bit, but the Viburnums aren't doing what I said and it bothers me. As for shade, they get shade late in the day, otherwise they get sun.

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