Viburnum nudum 'Pink Beauty'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained, preferably neutral to slightly acidic soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A gorgeous North American native, with glossy green leaves and clusters of creamy white flowers from early summer. it is however for the big bunches of berries that follow on in autumn that it is primarily grown for. When these first appear, they are a soft green, but they change colour, first turning white, then pink, then blue and finally near-black. The overall effect is very colourful as there are usually different coloured berries in each cluster. By the time the berries are fully mature, the foliage turns crimson, thus producing a dramatic backdrop. It makes a wonderful addition to the shrub border, where it will provide lots of late colour.
- Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Where necessary remove any misplaced or diseased branches in mid-summer after flowering.
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Q:How do I know if my soil is acid or alkaline? And if it is not acid can I treat it to become acid?
From: Carnation, Nottingham.Asked on 13/6/2016 by Carnation from Nottngham
The easiest way is to do a test. There are simple kits available - like the one on the link below. As for trying to change the pH, it is possible in the short term, but I would advise against it as I feel you are much better working with nature and planting things that are suited to the conditions you have.
http://www.crocus.co.uk/product/_/soil-testing-kit/classid.2000019226/Answered on 23/6/2016 by Helen from crocus
Q:Are these plants and berries safe for a garden with pets?Asked on 4/10/2015 by Novicegardener from Dartford, Kent
It might be worth checking with your vet, but I have done a search on both the Dogs Trust
and Cats Protection
websites and cannot see them listed as being poisonous to either.Answered on 5/10/2015 by Helen from crocus
Many late-spring and early summer flowering viburnums have scented pink and white flowers held on spreading branches and these often perform with the main flush of tulips, either in April or May. Their strawberry and vanilla ice cream colouring provides aRead full article