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Carolina buckthorn vs rusty blackhaw viburnum

17 years ago

I don't want to put anyone in an awkward position -- like choosing which is their favorite child -- but I'd love to hear first-hand impressions of folks that have either Rusty Blackhaw Viburnum or Carolina Buckthorn. Or both.

I'd love to hear the merits of each, as well as the not-so-great stuff. I'd like to plant both, but if I run short of space, I may have to choose.

I've read that for good fruit-set, the RBV is happiest with a companion (not clone). Is that true of the CH as well?

Which one do the birds find most attractive? Any butterfly-attractant power to either? Ornamentally is one superior to the other?

So, go ahead and dish -- what you like/don't like about each one. And if you have both, which is your favorite?

Thanks in advance for the friendly and informative posts that I know will follow.

- Mary

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