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Sandankwa Viburnum

Viburnum suspensum

Sandankwa Viburnum

Introduction

Sandankwa Viburnum is a handsome evergreen with a spreading habitat and coarse texture. It is an attractive compact form growing to 6-12 feet in height with about an equal spread if left untrimmed. The coarse leaves are dark and densely cover the shrub. In late winter and sporadically throughout the spring and summer the sandankwa produces small waxy tubular flowers held in tight panicles that are 1.5 inches in diameter. Flowers are white with pinkish tints and give way to small round red berries in autumn.

Use and Management

Sandankwa Viburnum likes moist, well-drained, fertile soil. Prune as needed in spring and summer to control fast-growing shoots to maintain the desired shape and size.

It makes a splendid foundation shrub in temperate zones. The sandankwa is a good choice for trimmed hedges of medium height and often seen on commercial landscapes screening parking lots and other eyesores. Use as foreground plant with other similar plantings.

Additional Characteristics

  • Soil Moisture: Moist, well-drained
  • Uses: Mass planting; hedge, accent plant
  • Additional Features: Attracts wildlife
  • Special Resistance: None

Planting

  • Available in 1, 3 or 5 gal containers.
  • Suggested plant spacing are:
  • Plant 18’, 24” to 36” OC
  • Bed Preparation:
  • Spread 3” of bed mix in ground cover beds
  • Till 6” deep, rake beds to drain away from structure
  • Plant
  • Topdress with 2” of double ground (fine) hardwood mulch.
  • Hand water in after planting
  • Set sprinkler controller to water beds:
  • Once every two days for two weeks in spring and early fall.
  • Once a day for two weeks when temperatures reach 98+ degree.
  • Have Owner monitor moisture and report over or under watering immediately.
  • After two weeks reassess the watering needs, and set at twice a week thereafter.

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