Viburnum Suspensum, also known as Sandankwa Viburnum, is a dense evergreen shrub. Native to Japan, this shrub flourishes in areas with mild winters. Its foliage is leathery and coarse, with broad oval leaves. Viburnum Suspensum grow densely and regularly reaches between ten and twelve feet in both height and spread. Viburnum Suspensum blooms from early spring through late summer. The flowers are small, and tubular, with a light pink or white color that shows up well against the dark foliage. After summer has passed, these flowers give way to small red berries that are favorites of songbirds. It is easy to grow, thriving in most soil types, and is an ideal choice for shady areas where other viburnum might languish. Due to its height and density, Viburnum Suspensum makes an ideal choice for privacy screens, while its dark green, lustrous foliage makes it a perfect candidate to serve as a backdrop for vibrant focal plants.
The seeds have a period of dormancy. They can be planted in the fall for spring germination or they can be cold stratified to simulate winter conditions and to break their dormancy.
- Place the seeds in a plastic bag and seal it. Store the bag in a refrigerator for 3 months.
- Fill a pot with potting soil.
- Sow the seeds on the soil and cover them with a thin layer of soil.
- Water the container and leave it to drain.
- Put the pot in a warm, sunny area.
- Water the pot regularly so that the soil is moist but not wet.
- The seedlings can be transplanted when they are a few inches tall.