Our Fall Plant Sale continues! Every week this season, we will have three types of plants on sale. This week, 9/25/20- 10/1/20, we’re serving up 30% savings on: Euonymus, Rose of Sharon (Althea) and Viburnum. Tony Fulmer, Chalet’s Chief Horticultural Officer, has selected 3 of his top picks from each genus to give you a bit of info to make your savings decisions easier.
Euonymus Success Tip:
Be aware that Burning bush achieves best fall coloration in full sun.
Consider protecting the shrub with hardwire cloth or chicken wire cages. It has very sweet bark. How do I know, and why should you care? I haven’t personally sampled it, but under the feeding pressure of deep snow, rabbits may eat the bark and can kill individual stems or the entire plant if they girdle rings of bark off.
Rose of Sharon (Althea)
Rose of Sharon (Althea) Success Tip:
No shade tolerance, really need full sun.
Summer-blooming, so any needed pruning should be done in late winter, early spring.
Can be purchased either as a multi-stemmed shrub, or single-trunked, giving the appearance of a “small tree”.
They’re literally the last plant to leaf out in the spring garden. So, when it’s mid-May and they still look dormant, don’t worry. It’s often the last week of May before the leaf buds even swell and show any signs of life!
Viburnum Success Tip:
The Viburnum genus is a large one with many varieties that can answer a wide range of landscape solutions: specimen focal point, mass plantings, screening.
While they prefer sun most will readily tolerate at least ½ day (some, more) shade without any major reduction in plant density or quality.
They are overwhelmingly spring bloomers dictating that any maintenance pruning you desire should be done preferably within 4, and absolutely no later than 6 weeks after bloom. Why so? Pruning after that 6 week period has elapsed doesn’t give the flower buds time to develop before winter, so you’d be reducing the number of flowers the following spring.
Shop the our Fall Plant Sale collection of Euonymus, Rose of Sharon (Althea) and Viburnum online or come in to shop the entire collection. Stay tuned for next week's Plant Sale Top Picks!