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Re: viburnum bulletin

I have one I discovered growing wild at the back of my property (I  
think it was truly wild, as my property was never lived on before the  
subdivision went in, and we are the first owners.) It is an elegant,  
small tree, and blooms every spring, after the grey dogwoods.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Mar 19, 2008, at 11:09 PM, Richard Apking wrote:

> Hey Pam, Congrats on the Blackhaw.  It's the only native viburnum  
> here in NE also.  The rabbits just about ate mine level with the  
> ground, but it's only a couple of years old.  Guess I shuld have  
> fenced it.
> Pam Evans wrote:
>> My blackhaw viburnum (my favorite) for eight years has been the only
>> viburnum in the yard that hasn't bloomed.  The rest all have w/in 2  
>> years of
>> being planted.  Well guess what - I just went out there and it is  
>> covered in
>> flower cluster buds.  I just can't tell you how gratifying that is  
>> after
>> waiting eight long years!   I mean it's 12 feet tall, not like it  
>> isn't
>> mature or anything.  I'm totally delighted and thrilled.  I knew  
>> anyone else
>> would think I was nuts but y'all would understand!  And my  
>> leatherleaf
>> mahonia has berries on it for the first time in 7 years.  Normally  
>> we get a
>> hard freeze when it's blooming which kills off the buds.  Not this  
>> year.  I
>> am walkin' on sunshine man!  WOW.
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