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Spring Bouquet Viburnum

Viburnum tinus 'Spring Bouquet'

Spring Bouquet Viburnum

Introduction

Spring Bouquet is a versatile evergreen shrub that is truly easy to grow. The dark green foliage offsets the fragrant white blooms in late winter and spring as well as the metallic blue berries in summer. Growing 6 feet high and 3 feet wide when mature, Spring Bouquet has a compact habit that showcases both flowers and berries.

Use and Management

Plant in full sun to part shade, in fertile, well-drained soil. Prune after flowers fade and prune out dead or broken branches to shape the plant. ‘Spring Bouquet’ flowers best in full sun and is drought tolerant. It makes an excellent addition to the mixed shrub border or as a low screen.

Additional Characteristics

  • Soil Moisture: Moist, well-drained
  • Uses: Mass planting; hedge, foreground, border, accent plant
  • Additional Features: Attracts wildlife
  • Special Resistance: Gray mold, sooty mold, rust, downy mildew, verticullum wilt, and leaf spots may occur. Aphids and weevils may be problematic.

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+ degrees.
  • 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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