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In our latitudes, this plant is far from exotic. In total, there are about two hundred species in the world, and many are quite different from the ordinary plant, familiar to us from childhood.
In Russia, you can easily grow about ten types of viburnum. Some of them are more demanding, but mostly care comes down to weed control (when the sprout is still small), periodic loosening of the soil and watering as needed.
Somewhere from the age of four, the bush begins to bear fruit. And he does it for up to fifty years. Moreover, if you take good care of it, you can get up to 15 kilograms of berries from one bush.
Viburnum berries are not the most delicious. But on the other hand, there is so much vitamin C in them - no cold is terrible. And also - vitamins, pectins, organic acids and many other useful substances.
Juice from viburnum berries can treat bronchial asthma and acne, gastritis, cough and kidney disease. Flowers, leaves and seeds of this plant are also used in folk medicine. It is better to harvest the fruits after the first frost. Then they become less bitter.
The main enemy of the viburnum is the leaf beetle. Thanks to his efforts, today not so many gardeners grow this useful bush. To neutralize the enemy, it is necessary to cut off the tops of the shoots in early spring, where the females most often lay eggs. This is the safest way to keep viburnum on the site.
It can be propagated by cuttings or seeds, as well as by branching and dividing the bush.