©2015-2020 The Chatsworth Lady , all rights reserved. I chop it back every year, and it still grows like the very devil. According to the Ohio State University horticultural site ts parentage is V. rhytidophyllum x V. lantana. I have never heard of such a thing in regards to this viburnum either. cut. The best way to treat your shrub is to cut out the dead, diseased, damaged and crossing branches. I do know that when I pruned the shrub in early April all of the branches were woody and smooth. It reaches 6-15 feet (2- 4.5 metres) tall and has white flowers. No tow bar on the car; also, because I don’t know how much the root system spreads, I’d worry about also uprooting part of the brick walkway that’s less than 3 ft away from shrub’s center (thus causing more $$, LOL). However, your desire is revitalize these shrubs. Fertilize if you have poor soil (a good, thick layer of well-rotted manure or compost is usually all that’s needed – synthetic fertilizers can force weak, spindly growth), Keep a close watch for pests or signs of disease (nip those in the bud quickly), The shrub has a large, woody base and it extremely overgrown. Yes there will be some suckers that grow from the base. More than 1/3 of the shrub is made up of dead branches or stems with very little foliage. And in order for it to have been any kind of bug there’d have had to be hundreds of them because it was on both sides of my face and neck as well as several inches above both wrists. Gosh! We flush cut each trunk as close to the ground as possible. In fall (semi-ripe to hardwood) take a 3-5 inch viburnum cutting with 2 to 3 nodes. Like other garden trees and shrubs, viburnum is better to cut in the spring, before the sap. Sprayed it all with RoundUp but still had to dig the remains out while wearing a face mask. At least I now know that the “hairy” viburnums are something I need to avoid. I was beginning to think I was the only one, and it’s only your above post that helped me identify the plant in the first place, as I’ve been searching under categories which cover plants that cause skin reactions, and as you say, there’s no record of it on any of the usual identification sites. To remove your Viburnum from the nursery container it was growing in first squeeze the sides of the pot. But neither one, as far as I am aware caused such problems. Put on your chain mail and cut it to the ground when the leaves drop! This shrub sits at the juncture of driveway, front walkway and garage. Thin out by cutting older branches back to the ground. The shrub is more like a small tree, with only one or very few main stems (for example, some types of viburnum or euonymous). A good pictorial comparison of both (and to the leaves of the V. rhytidophyllum parent) can be found here at the University of Kentucky site. Prune any branches clustered tightly together, especially if several cross each other. In my last garden I planted up an area with Stachys ‘Silver Carpet’. Cut the stump as close to the ground as possible (you can make the final close to the ground cut after you fell the tree with hand tools or a chain saw -- it really is not that difficult), then use either a stump grinder tool (you can rent them) or one of these methods to finalize the process: I do think that renewal pruning in late winter is … The leaves actually have two secret weapons: their matte and almost invisibly hairy surfaces, and their very slightly serrated edges which are also edged with the deadly hairs as seen clearly in this backlit photo. Exactly the same areas that came into contact with the leaves and/or stems. For overgrown shrubs, reshaping may take several years of pruning to correct. Down with the Killer Viburnum! The images on this blog are displayed only for the purposes of providing information, research, criticism or commentary and are the property of their original owners and/or creators. I would have ID-ed it as http://www.usna.usda.gov/Newintro/mohican.pdf rather than the one you ID-ed it as. Loosen any impacted roots gently with your fingers. The night before planting you should soak the pots thoroughly, and when planting take a sharp knife and cut down the length of the root ball in a couple of spots, from top to bottom to cut through circling roots. A thorough going-over of gloves, shirt and pants with a lint roller eventually removed them; I didn’t want to risk putting the items into the wash, in case their nasty effects might be chemical as well as structural in origin. Meanwhile a corkscrew willow (supposedly belonging a family that loves hard pruning) has apparantly not survived being cut back to 4 ft at the exact same time. Stripping off my garden gloves, I dashed indoors and spent the next ten minutes at the nearest sink. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=m740. leaves are opposite, narrowly ovate to oblong, lightly serrated or entire… about 3 to 4 times as long as they are wide, and often in a tattered and ragged semi-evergreen state by early Winter [this is so true; it looks absolutely horrid]…. To transplant a container-grown viburnum bush, dig the planting hole just as deep as the rootball and 2 to 3 times as wide. The blog header image is Chatsworth House and Park, ca.  1725 by Pieter Tillemans, Flemish, active in Great Britain 1684-1734, oil on canvas. Insert cutting into rooting medium like sand, or sand/peat, or peat/perlite. 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