Viburnum Shrubs

Protecting Viburnum From Frost


Anonymous added on April 22, 2014 | Answered

Unseasonably warm weather has pushed my viburnum into buds that are getting ready to open. We are expecting snow and bitter cold weather for the next few days. Can I protect the blossoms and tree in any special way? Thank you.


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Nikki
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Answered on April 23, 2014

If it's just going to be a mild frost, I would recommend covering the plants with a bedsheet. This should be enough to keep the frost from settling on the buds. If you can, a few jugs of hot water placed under the sheets as well will also keep the air a bit warmer under there. If you have not read it, this article will also be helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/frost-how-to-protect-your-plants.htm For freezing tips, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/protect-plants-in-freeze.htm

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