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Question by allmycatz
May 24, 2005
I have two of the above plants. They are planted in an ideal situation, for Texas, with morning sun and afternoon shade.

They are about 6-7 years old. I have kept them pruned in a globe shape, however, have allowed about 6-7 stems in the center to grow to full height. The globe is kept at about 4 1/2' in circumference and the center height to about 9',

My question is: neither one has ever bloomed. In fact, I did not even know they had a scented bloom until about 3 years ago.
That is when I allowed the center to grow freely, thinking that perhaps the shearing was impeding the blooms.

The center has never been sheared for at least 3 years and still no blooms anywhere on the plants.

Any suggestions as to why not?

Thanks for your input.

Marilu de Carvalho

P.S. If you wish, I can send you pictures.

Answer from NGA
May 24, 2005

I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. We are transitioning to a new Q&A system and your question was unfortunately lost in the transition. I have discovered it now and hope this reply is not too late to be of help.

That viburnum should be happy in the location where you planted it. Pruning will remove the new growth and thus prevent it from aging so it can produce blooms. This does not explain why the unpruned parts have not bloomed. I can't figure out why that is. Good light, adequate soil moisture and time should bring blooms. I'm sorry that we can't provide any other help on this one, but your plant is not playing by the rules! I suggest you try giving it a little more sun and take care not to over fertilize it.

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