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Virburnum, arrowwood

Viburnum species

Trees and Shrubs, Bonsai

Seed should be sown fresh, onto soil surface as light is needed for germination; even then germination can be erratic. Otherwise, treat for double dormancy: stratify in refrigerator for 2-3 months, grow several months at 70F/21C, stratify another 2-3 months, and grow again at 70F/21C. Or sow in fall into a cold frame, and leave undisturbed a few seasons. Zone 2-10

Simple layering and semi-hard or hardwood cuttings may also be used to propagate. Grow in good light to part shade, fertile moist soil; most soils tolerated well. Used as bonsai

Viburnum lantana, the way-faring tree, is shade tolerant and hardy to zone 2; Viburnum opulis, the European cranberry bush, hardy into zone 2, and also tolerates some shade and clay soil. Most shade tolerant is Viburnum dentatum, the arrowwood viburnum, which grows from zone 2 to 8

Cold Frames
Simple Layering
Stratifying Seed
Trees and Shrubs

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