Viburnum x pragense

cyn427(z7aN. VA)September 9, 2011

I have finally decided that I would like to try a couple of Viburnum x pragense next to the neighbor's fence. It fits many of my needs: evergreen (need to block their trashcans across their yard that they have begun to keep in a place we can always look out and see them), flowering, height of greater than 7', good width for the spot, works for part shade (I realize it may not flower as profusely, but it does get morning sun and some in the afternoon). It will have room to grow as large as it wants and as far as I'm concerned, the bigger the better.

I plan to build it a little berm to raise it a tad between the oaks which are about 8' away on both sides.

Does anyone know of any good reason NOT to use this shrub? I can find it at Lazy S'S Farm online. I can't recall ever having seen one in real life!

Thanks.

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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

From a foliage perspective...my favorite Viburnum!

I planted this one last month. I like the two tone effect. Its a dark glossy green on the top and a matte light green on the bottom.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2011 at 10:09PM
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cyn427(z7aN. VA)

Thanks! If you have one, then I know I made a great choice! Thanks for the picture, too. It is a good-looking shrub! I suspect mine will be smaller since they are only charging $10.99, but I am patient and will enjoy watching it grow!

Thanks again.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2011 at 5:46PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

They are supposed to be very fast growers. Should do well in your zone. We'll see how it does in my zone!

    Bookmark   September 12, 2011 at 2:50PM
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kevin_5(z5)

whaas:

Here in northern IL, it gets cut down to the snowline frequently enough to make it a poor choice for a specimen plant.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2011 at 9:12PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

How for from the lake are you? That can make quite a difference.

This one is actually quite hidden from everyday viewing. If I can get 4-5' out of it on an annual basis I'll be happy.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2011 at 10:18PM
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cyn427(z7aN. VA)

Mine should be here next week. Hope it knows that it is supposed to grow quickly and look like yours, whaas! Maybe I will plant your picture next to it as inspiration-ha!

    Bookmark   September 14, 2011 at 6:49PM
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deltaohio

This plant needs protection from wind in zone 5. Mine was killed to the ground two years ago from a strong winter wind.

Frank

    Bookmark   September 19, 2011 at 11:52AM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Frank, is that the plant before or after the winter damage?

    Bookmark   September 19, 2011 at 4:16PM
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deltaohio

The picture was taken today.

Frank

    Bookmark   September 19, 2011 at 7:50PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Bounced back quite nicely!

    Bookmark   September 23, 2011 at 8:34PM
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cyn427(z7aN. VA)

Frank, I agree with whaas! Wow.

Mine arrived last week and I plan to plant them today. Small, but very healthy looking. I am debating which neighbor to screen. One said will get more sun, but the other side is the one I am more eager to screen first. I will read up more on it and decide.

Thanks for all the encouragement guys!

Cynthia

    Bookmark   September 24, 2011 at 9:51AM
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