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Re: Viburnum (Winterthur pollinators)

Marge, I think the Gardenweb discussion is the same one I cited.  Did sound like he knew what he was talking about.

neIN, Zone5

-------------- Original message -------------- 

> > From: kmrsy@comcast.net 
> > Viburnums, as a genus, fruit more prolifically when genetically 
> > dissimilar individuals of the same species are growing close 
> together. 
> > ...ones (genetically identical, like 2 Viburnum nudum Winterthur) 
> > planted together do not lend to more prolific fruiting. 
> (snip) 
> ---------- 
> Kitty, what you posted is rather what I've understood about this 
> genus. Even Pam Harper (plantswoman supreme and grower of many 
> woodies) says she'll never get a grasp of the sex life of Viburnums. 
> A few months ago, I was researching V. n. 'Winterthur' and came 
> across a discussion on Gardenweb....can't remember if it was the 
> shade or shrub forum....seemed quite knowledgeable folk and some 
> pollinators were suggested. I saved some of that and, of course, 
> can't remember where I stashed it or what the consensus was, but a 
> search of gardenweb for 'Winterthur' would probably bring up the 
> discussion. 
> I grow several Viburnum and only 'Erie' seems to set fruit and that 
> not abundantly tho' it does manage to seed a bit at its feet now and 
> again. No idea who is being pollinator as I have no other V. 
> dilatatum...all catalog descriptions talk about berries on this clone 
> as a real feature. Well, maybe with a magnifying glass every odd 
> year or so....I figure grow them for the flowers and form and forget 
> the fruit; if it happens, it's a bonus:-) 
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland 
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