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Name: Ann
northcentral OK (Zone 6b)
Oct 17, 2017 10:25 AM CST
I am thinking about planting a Black Haw at the edge of a flower garden. Can someone tell me if I will end up having to pull up thousands of Black Haw seedlings every year in the garden bed? Thanks! Ann
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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Oct 18, 2017 9:04 AM CST
You will unlikely have thousands of seedlings of this tree. Seedlings will more often show up where birds have eaten the fruit, and then made their "depositions".

What you might encounter is root sprouts from an original plant, if you till/dig/disturb the roots of Viburnum prunifolium. This species is a known colonizer, but usually doesn't express this trait in the garden unless you cause root disturbance while planting or preparing beds for other plants.
Name: Ann
northcentral OK (Zone 6b)
Oct 18, 2017 6:43 PM CST
Thank you for your reply! I had heard about it being a "mother" plant and am mentally prepared for that. However, we just took out two Golden Rain trees which were in the middle of a garden. I didn't want to have to deal with that kind of seeding nightmare again. Smiling
Thank you for the information. Ann

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