The Viburnums: a general look

Belonging to the Caprifoliaceae family, Viburnum is a genus of plants that has two hundred different species within it. Coming from Europe and Asia, they are an almost fundamental component in any garden worthy of the name: they are, in fact, plants used for decorative purposes, capable of producing flowers whose color ranges from white to delicate pink with a delicious scent, whose height usually reaches three or four meters in a short time. Viburnums can be evergreen or deciduous and, depending on the case, will require pruning and planting in different seasons. Many of the two hundred species produce berries that can remain on the plant for a long time, enhancing its beauty even more. It is a plant suitable for both

The Viburnum Tinus

Among the two hundred existing species of Viburnum, that of Viburnum Tinus is one of the most interesting. Also called Viburnum tino, Laurotino or Lentaggine, the Viburnum Tinus has a characteristic foliage of a beautiful dark green and, in winter, if well cared for or not pruned before time, we might be surprised to observe the delicate pink buds before and the white flowers white then. Not only! In the cold of winter, we will also be able to savor its intense and pleasant fragrance. Like the other species of Viburnum, it is able to adapt to the most varied atmospheric conditions, whether it is the frost of winter or the most fearful drought. It does not need to be pruned regularly and, indeed, a good idea may be to let it grow freely in the garden. Generally, it can reach the height of three or four meters; consequently, it will be good to consider having the necessary space for its growth and development.

viburnum in bloom” width=”745″ height=”559″ longdesc=”/giardino/piante-da-giardino/viburni.asp”>Apart from Viburnum Tinus, how to take care of these plants? As already mentioned, they do not require great attention: they resist bad weather well, they are not afraid of either heat or cold and do not need frequent pruning. However, there are some small steps that could help you grow them healthy and strong. To begin, it is good that the soil is not dry but a little damp, and that the plant is planted in depth, so that it can root well to the ground. Depending on whether the Viburnum you purchased is evergreen or deciduous, it will be necessary to plant it in spring or autumn in the first case or in spring in the second. Despite being a very resistant plant, it is good that the Viburnums are always protected from the winter winds. As for pruning, it can be done from time to time, perhaps in spring,

Create a hedge with Viburnum Lucidum

If you are planning to create a Viburnum Lucidum hedge, it is good to know that these shrubs tend to develop very quickly and that each plant needs enough space to be able to expand in all its beauty. They are hedges that can even reach five meters in height and, therefore, before buying them it will be good to know the space available in your garden; in any case, they are certainly ideal for guaranteeing a little privacy to the inhabitants of the house, without neglecting the aesthetic and decorative aspect. Its leaves are a beautiful dark green and the inflorescences are usually white and very fragrant; unlike other species, the flowering period is from May to June. Once the seedlings have been planted, the hedge must be taken care of regularly, even just to check that the kegs don’t expand a little too much. It is important that the pruning is carried out only after the flowering of the plant which, otherwise, could no longer give any flowers. Viburnum Lucidum can be purchased safely in any specialized shop.

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