How to Plant Viburnum
1. Water your potted viburnum thoroughly right before planting.
2. Dig a hole that is at least twice the size of the root ball of your viburnum plant.
3. Put your plant in the hole and backfill the soil around the rootball. If your soil isn’t great you can use up to 50% organic planting mix to amend it. Remember, your viburnum will need to acclimate to your natural soil so don’t overdo it with the amendment.
4. Tamp the soil down gently with your hands. Don’t use your feet as this can cause too much pressure and can compact the soil which isn’t good for your plant.
5. Apply a 1 to 2 layer of mulch in a mound around your plant. Pine bark or pine mulch is a great option since viburnums like slightly acidic soil. Mulch is a good way to help out new plants. It keeps your soil moist longer, reduces weeds that compete for water and nutrients away, and protects the roots of your viburnum.
6. Water deeply at the base of your plant. Allow the hose to run without an attachment for a couple minutes or until the ground is completely saturated.
7. Water 2 to 3 times per week for the first month after planting. Reduce to 1 to 2 times per week for the following month or 2 until your plant is established.