How to plant viburnums
Most viburnums are happy in full sun or partial shade, and are not fussy about their soil. V. opulus takes wet soil better than many shrubs.
Plants generally mature to a size that fits best at the back of the border, although V. davidii works very well as frontal ground cover.
Most are long-lived – some will thrive for many decades – so prepare a wider area than the planting hole alone.
Removing perennial weeds, especially bindweed, is important, as is working in well-rotted compost or bagged soil improver.
Prep soil by adding well-rotted compost
V. davidii can be used as ground cover