My most beloved and beautiful Viburnum was blown over by the wind yesterday. It was fully mature, about 30 years old and stood 8 or 9 feet by about 7 feet. It had just come into bloom with its wonderful heavily perfumed flowers. It was clearly weak at the root as ithe trunk half broke at ground level. Some of the roots were still in the ground and a friend said I should cut off the canopy which was too heavy and hopefully it would regrow. That's what we did.
I think it was a Viburnum Carlcephalum. My recollection was that it was grafted [onto Viburnum Tinus root and it used to put up suckers]. Because it was in bloom and because it was grafted, I don't know if it's possible to take cuttings.
Will it regrow? The largest branch that was cut off had a dark centre. Was that rot or disease ? If it was diseased, how do I know what it was? If it was diseased, will the remaining part regrow?
Thank you for your time.
- 30 Apr, 2012