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Today’s Special is our Prague Viburnum. These are growing in 2.5 inch containers and are 6 to 10 inches tall for $4.50 each. Start these this fall for excellent growth in the spring!

About: Viburnum x pragense:  Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Foliage may die back (sometimes to the ground) in sub-zero winter temperatures so it is best to plant this shrub in a protected location shielded from winter winds. If shrub loses good form or needs revitalization, prune to the ground. Otherwise, prune immediately after flowering since flower buds form in summer for the following year.

This hybrid viburnum (cross between V. rhytidophyllum and V. utile) is an evergreen, multi-stemmed shrub that typically grows 8-12 feet tall with a similar spread. Flat cymes (to 6 inches across) of slightly fragrant, creamy white flowers in spring gives way to berries in early fall which first appear red and then change to glossy black. Berries will often persist to the end of December. Elliptic, dark green leaves (to 4 inches long). Foliage is evergreen in the south, and usually evergreen in the north unless injured by cold winter temperatures. Zones 5 to 8.

 

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