Tuesday, June 12, 2007

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Doublefile Viburnum
Viburnum plicatum 'Newport'

This is one of my favorite Viburnum. A dwarf form of the Doublefile Viburnum it has attained about a 4 foot by 4 foot size after 10 years. It is a reliable bloomer that has great fall color. It takes one of the most annoying characteristics of Doublefile Viburnum out of play, which is they often get way too big for where they are planted. When a Doublefile is planted in the wrong place it requires a lot of pruning, which ruins the arching graceful shape of the branches. I am on a big planting job in Westport (I’m actually a sub-contractor on this job) and they planted 7 or 8 huge Doublefiles along the road two years ago. Of course they were too close to the road and had to be pruned. Tomorrow I have to rip them out because they had completely lost their shape. I have my eye on two of them for my house but it is a story that I have had to deal with many times.

Here are a couple of Primula shots. I grow a way better Primula then I take a picture of a Primula. There were several thousand at the estate this year. Some of them are still going and I had some interesting color variations. I find them very frustrating to photograph.

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Of course the almost requisite abstract view.
This was taken with the 60mm at the minimum focusing distance.
Blogger doesn't seem to want to let me upload photos. It is the first bug I have had in a while. I had to use Photobucket and that is why these pictures are a little off size-wise.

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Newport Viburnum has several synonyms:
Nanum Newport, Newzam, Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum 'Newport'

1 comment:

Ki said...

I agree the V. plicatums are wonderful shrubs or even a specimen plant. They bloom well and even twice a year, most years.