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Does the viburnum have a reputation for attracting wasps ? Ours does .


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Not that I am aware of

23 Jul, 2010

 

I have never heard it said that wasps are attracted by Viburnum but some of them flower in winter and spring so wasps being out before the bees they might be attracted to them. I used to depend on them visiting my cherry and plum trees which flowered really early, because the bees were not around.

23 Jul, 2010

 

I have one covered in small flowers and it is awash with wasps.
Sheila

24 Jul, 2010

 

I wonder if there's a nest nearby ...... or something else attracting them Sheila and they just happen to be close to your shrub.

24 Jul, 2010

 

Are you sure they are wasps and not hover flies? If the Viburnum is covered in greenfly then you would get lots of either hoverflies or wasps. At this time of year wasps eatr greenflies.

24 Jul, 2010

 

they look like wasps to me and appear to enjoy the flowers.hope there is'nt a nest in my garden though

24 Jul, 2010

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