Wither Rod Viburnum
The easy to care for Wither Rod Viburnum adds privacy and beauty to any property. It is bushy in summer and has a significant presence when the weather changes to fall and winter. The Korean viburnum or Viburnum carlesii is a popular member of the viburnum family and is found in many home gardens. In addition, some species are quite fragrant.
Wither Rod Viburnum is called Viburnum nudum scientifically. The leaves span out into a neat shape. The spin of the leaf is very noticeable, and the flowering is fluffy and feathery. These flowers give the appearance of effortlessly floating away with a strong breeze. Later the plant produces berries. That is why it is known as the Wild raisin.
The plant's bark is red, green, and brown in winter months and looks very much like thin skin on the plant's surface.
Leaves are green but do wither in winter. The plant stems and branches remain sturdy throughout the winter months. However, the plant looks lifeless. If branches are broken, a green inside will show the plant very much alive.
The fruit grows on this plant and is of a plump texture. Birds love to peck at the juicy berries. Ants and bees are also fond of the fragrant aroma and juicy berries of this plant.
Normally growing about one to two feet in a year, these plants are easy garden choices. Still, there are specific members of the family that grow with less vigor. The choice is based upon the gardener's desires.
Leaves grow 15-75mm wide
Leaf-blade length 25-50mm
Hardy Planting Zone:
This plant is common to the wetlands and forest of the US, growing in the wild and cultivated gardens throughout the South Eastern US and as far north as Canada. However, this plant is also found in China.
The bushy Wither Rod Viburnum has over 148 relatives. The viburnum macrocephalum is a beautiful tree-like bush that grows up to 10' tall. The name "Chinese snowball might ring a bell for some. This plant is excellent for privacy, and it is not too heavy since the twigs are small.
This plant makes quite a spectacle when in full bloom. Pruning is essential in maintaining beautiful growth. The Prague viburnum is the fastest-growing member of the viburnum family.
It grows best in acidic soil with a p.h. balance of 5.5 to 6.5. Care helps plants grow better and faster, mulch in winter while fertilizing the roots with organic substances.
In the southern US, there are many moist areas. Therefore, this plant is quite common. Throughout the rest of the country, not including the western US, the soil is wet, and the plant finds accessible places to grow. These plants love sunlight.
It is sturdy with the appearance of a small tree rather than a bush. The fruit of this plant begins pink then turns darker with maturity. It is such a beautiful plant, particularly when it flowers.
Uses in landscaping:
The Wither Rod Viburnum loves wet, swampy soil, so if you have an exceptionally damp area, this plant loves drinking up that moisture. Homeowners in these locations will find the Wither Rod Viburnum a stress-free plant to grow. The plant proliferates around trees and other plants.
These plants are commonly close to homes but growing in popularity for business locations interested in beautification. It is a large bush. However, it does not overshadow surrounding plants. These bushes are decorative, but they also help stabilize soil that might otherwise wash away from heavy rains.