Protecting Viburnum from Frost
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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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