Advice 1: How to transplant a viburnum

There are more than 150 species of viburnum. Every spring, the tiny blossoms cover the stems along the entire length, giving off a strong aroma. But to transplant the bushes before flowering, in early spring, not freeze.
How to transplant a viburnum
You will need
  • Shovel, rope, fertilizer.
Select a suitable site for transplanting shrubs. It needs to be Flavobacterium, fertile and be in the penumbra. The soil should be acidic or neutral, but in any case not saline. Before planting, clear the area of perennial weeds, roots of trees, stones. Smooth the surface with a rake.
A month before transplanting the soil is desirable to improve phosphorus-potassium fertilizers (90-100 g/sq m). If the soil is clay, it is necessary to add sand and peat (15-20 kg/ sq. m), peaty sand and clay (15 kg/sq. m), sandy - loam and peat (5 kg/sq m), sour - lime (150-200 g/sq m).
With a spade dig a planting hole with a minimum width of 50 cm and a depth of 25-30 cm Distance between them should be 3-4 meters. Pour them into humus, a mixture of fertile land, peat, ash. Do not use fresh manure, since with him there is a risk to bring in weed seeds.
Transplanted shrub wrap the rope to collect all the branches together, but gently so as not to damage the plant. At 30 cm distance podkopat a shovel around the Bush to a depth of approximate location of the root ball. Gently remove the plant and move into the prepared hole.
Fill the pit with soil and sprinkle that around the plants and place the peat. As did with all the other snowball bushes.
If you want to transplant a fruiting shrub, it can be done both in spring and autumn. Special training is not required to transplant the bushes under the age of 5 years. On the site dig a hole 60 cm wide and 50 cm deep, fertile, add the mixture and transplant the Bush. Plants older than 5 years before transplantation should be cut at a height of 50 cm from the soil. And this plant will be a long time to settle down, not giving a full harvest.
Then watered the transplanted bushes are required weekly and are very abundant. So that water penetrated to a depth of 50 cm is Better spent watering in the evening. In dry periods and during periods of flowering, growth of shoots and ovaries need to water the plant at 1 m row of the circle, using up to 40 gallons of water.
In mid-June, preferably do a second feeding of the transplanted plant: 70 g of complex fertilizer on the Bush or use 1 m 15 g of ammonium nitrate, 40 g of double superphosphate, 20 g of potassium salt.

Advice 2: How to propagate viburnum

Kalina is a shrub, height can be up to 3 meters. It is valued not only for its useful berries, but also decorative leaves. People with a suburban area, can grow viburnum, even if the area is small. If you have the desire to propagate this shrub, it will not be easy.
Viburnum berries
Kalina is a tall, hardy shrub, the height of the shoots can be up to 3 meters. Now few gardeners can be seen this plant on the site. But those who wish to plant viburnum in their country, can do it any time of the year, with the exception, perhaps, of the winter period. And if you want to propagate this shrub, it can be done in several ways. Viburnum can be propagated by seeds, cuttings or layering.


Propagation by layering is the most common and simple. To do this, select strong shoots, bends to the ground. Escape is placed in the pre-made groove, pin and sprinkled the soil which should be well tamped to avoid voids. So the escape will take root better. To provoke the more rapid appearance of the roots, often on the bark of the stem make cuts or remove the bark ring in the place where the escape comes in contact with the soil. Badly tilted, the escape is not necessary, as it may break. From the groove above the ground to leave the upper part of the escape length of about 10 cm. Rooted shoots are carefully dug and transplanted to a permanent place.

Propagation by cuttings

Cuttings for propagation of viburnum, you can use both green and woody. In the second method the cuttings harvested in the autumn, when the leaves have fallen or early spring before the SAP flow. Cuttings prepared in the autumn, to keep landing in the snow. Can I keep them in moist sand in a cold room. Best rooting of cuttings occurs, taken from the middle part of the shoots.

Green cuttings reproduction is carried out at sufficient humidity. Harvest cuttings early in the morning, then put them in the water. Further, the upper section made straight, and the bottom - at an angle of 45 degrees. On any handle leave not less than 2-3 internodes. The lower leaves are recommended to remove top and cut in half. Thus it is possible to reduce the evaporation of moisture. For faster rooting cuttings can be treated with a stimulator of root formation.
After planting the cutting it is desirable to cover a tin, to create a suitable microclimate inside.

Seed propagation

Propagation by seed is more difficult since the seeds of this plant have a small percentage of germination. For sowing of ripe viburnum berries wring out the juice from the resulting pulp choose seeds. They are washed and dried. In the autumn seeds are sown in the soil to a depth of 3-4 cm When spring sowing need to undertake a stratification of the seeds.

When growing viburnum from seed will bloom the Bush is 5 years after sowing.
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