It doesn't matter if it's a snow globe, a snowball or just a snowball. But if you want to show off French, then - bully. Only all this is nothing more than an ordinary viburnum. More precisely, its decorative variety.
It is impossible not to recognize Kalina Buldenezh: she has large, up to 10 cm in diameter, inflorescences, similar to balls. At the end of May, the bush is simply strewn with large white snowballs. But bunches of red berries will not appear on the bulldoze. It does not bear fruit. This variety is also called 'Roseum', 'Sterile', 'Roseum'. It is the most common variety of Viburnum opulus. Obtained in France by breeder Lemoine.
Kalina Buldenezh or Sterilny Kalina (Viburnum opulus 'Roseum') is not at all the merit of modern breeders. The variety is old - at least Catherine II was familiar with it.
Tsarist gardeners appreciated the shrub for its high growth (up to 3 meters) and, of course, for its unusual inflorescences that last for a very long time - almost a month.
A place by a pond, a well, or just a damp place is all a bulldozer needs. The shrub is very moisture-loving, it will tolerate waterlogging much better than drought. And on dry soils it will have to be watered all the time, and here it will not show itself in all its glory. It is advisable to choose a sunny place for landing, in extreme cases - light partial shade. They are fed twice: in the spring and before the beginning of leaf fall. To prevent diseases such as spotting and powdery mildew, the bush is treated with tobacco, garlic or onion infusions throughout the season. But if the bush is sick, then grandmother's funds will not help, buy special preparations. Viburnum is best propagated by cuttings. In June, you need to cut off the shoots of last summer (7-8 cm long) and plant them in fertile soil to a depth of 2-3 cm.In the spring, Buldenezh can be propagated by layering - make a hole and bend the shoot to it, fill it up, and compact the soil. By the fall, the shoots will take root and can be separated from the main bush.
Unlike the common viburnum, the buldenezh is not so frost-resistant. In severe winters, it can freeze, however, it quickly recovers. Kalina is very responsive to the introduction of organic matter, but you should not abuse it: overfeeding contributes to the invasion of leaf beetles.
In order for the viburnum to bush better, I cut it 15-20 cm from the ground, but I do this not in spring, but in June-July, otherwise there will be no such abundant flowering. And for better flowering, I pinch the bush, but only in late July - early August and only young shoots.
The fact is that the flower buds of the Buldenezh are laid on the branches of the previous year, so you cannot touch them! I love Buldenezh because he can be given any shape - he has a great haircut!