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Viburnum x burkwoodii


Viburnum x burkwoodii  (Viburnum x burkwoodii)

Very old and little spindly. It was planted against the deck (long, long time ago) and provides nice pink flowers in the winter. The fall color is lovely as well.



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lovely scent in spring too?

20 Oct, 2012

 

I believe that is why they planted it close to the patio.
Unfortunately, we will not be here for the prime show. We are going south for the winter.

21 Oct, 2012

 

Will it have finished flowering before you get back?

21 Oct, 2012

 

Yes, it will be all over when we come back. This specific bush/ tree is really more winter than spring bloomer. It is already opening flowers (although the leaves are still on) so, we might see few flowers just before we leave.

21 Oct, 2012

 

maybe you could pick a few buds and bottle the scent?

21 Oct, 2012

 

:-)

21 Oct, 2012

 

Oh yes, Klahanie, you have very good taste! I have them, too! They are full of rosy flowers in the early spring, but just this weekend I noticed they have very nice colour of leaves, too. Like Cabernet Sauvignon :)

23 Oct, 2012

 

I am not a genius Katarina, the bush was here when we moved in. But it does have a good fall color. Like you said: like Cabernet Sauvignon. Have to think for a while which I like better. ....I think the viburnum wins, I prefer a Merlot, Malbec or Merlot/Malbec blend to CS.
Cheers

23 Oct, 2012

 

So cheers to - as you said - geniuses who grow Viburnum and Cabernet Sauvignon. By the way, do you know that Italy still has a very old sort of C.S.like vine, which monks brought from Palestine in first centuries of A.D.?

23 Oct, 2012

 

I read something about that(long time ago) but do not remember the particulars.

24 Oct, 2012

 

Cabernet Sauvignon is the red vine which is the richest source of flavonoids and all those substances which are healthy for cardiovascular system. Of course, I am talking now about vines grown in moderate and warm climates, with a lot of sun (the more sun, the more substances are produced).
In a village Campodimele (I think this is correct spelling) several kilometres from Rome, they grown old sort of CS vine, not crossed by European sorts. It was imported here from Palestine by monks and crusaders.
Interesting is, that they have absolutely different diet here, then the rest of Italy. Some experts say, that they eat, what was eaten in biblical Palestine. And why is it interesting? Because majority of people here live much longer then the rest of Italy. And - they do not have a doctor :) Mean consumptin of red vine here is half litre per day per person, plus they eat lot of beans. Explosive population, lol.

24 Oct, 2012

 

Thanks for the story.

25 Oct, 2012

 

You are welcome, Klahanie. One of my fairy tales.:)

25 Oct, 2012



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