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Viburnum is a wonderful shrub of the honeysuckle family. Today, there are about 200 varieties of viburnum, including decorative viburnum.
The most popular and widespread variety in the middle lane is the common viburnum. Flowers are collected in inflorescences with a diameter of 6-12 cm.
The first harvest of viburnum gives in the fifth, sixth year of life, blooming in mid-May. Viburnum fruits are bright red, spherical, very juicy berries up to 1 cm in diameter.
The viburnum shrub is unpretentious, shade-tolerant, grows well on almost any soil, tolerates a haircut without stress, but loves moisture.
Viburnum propagates by seeds, layering and cuttings. For grafting, not yet lignified, green, elastic branches are chosen. From the branches, select the middle part 7-12 cm long with three nodes. The leaves on the cuttings are removed, the lower part is cut obliquely.
Cuttings are planted in a prepared substrate (1 part of sand, 1 part of peat) at an angle, at a distance of 4-5 cm from each other. The cuttings are covered with polyethylene, watered often, but in moderation. With proper care, the first roots should appear in 3-4 weeks, at the same time the film is removed from the plants.
Rooted cuttings overwinter at the rooting site under a layer of dry leaves or spruce branches, after which they can be planted in a permanent place in the spring.
For the prevention of diseases and the appearance of parasites in the spring, as soon as the snow melts, the viburnum must be treated with special chemicals.
Caring for viburnum bushes is simple. These are periodic mineral fertilizing, removal of dead and damaged branches and watering during dry periods.