Vibur­num af­ter­care

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Vibur­nums rarely need reg­u­lar prun­ing, but weak, spindly or rub­bing branches are best re­moved af­ter flow­er­ing. Thought­ful re­moval of in­di­vid­ual branches may also help im­prove the shape as plants ma­ture.

Mulch ev­ery au­tumn with weed-free or­ganic mat­ter to sup­press weeds and pro­vide a steady flow of nu­tri­ents.

on poor, sandy soils ap­ply a slowre­lease gen­eral fer­tiliser as late as pos­si­ble, just be­fore the mulch.

Bee­tles (adults and grubs) can eat the leaves in spring – an or­ganic in­sec­ti­cide will usu­ally sort them out.

Vibur­num ti­nus can be at­tacked by its own scale in­sect and its own white­fly. Again, an or­ganic in­sec­ti­cide will help.

Re­move thin, spindly branches af­ter flow­er­ing

Watch out for vibur­num bee­tle lar­vae

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