Kalina is known to mankind for its attractive appearance and extraordinary useful properties. This medicinal plant, saturated with many vitamin substances, has been used by people for spring vitamin deficiencies and colds since the end of centuries.
The viburnum tree has the most valuable bark, which is used in dried form to get rid of diseases such as pulmonary tuberculosis, shortness of breath, cough and sclerosis. The bark is harvested in early spring during the period of the beginning of sap flow, removing it from the branches and trunk of the tree.
Due to the abundant and beautiful flowering, viburnum is often planted in gardens and personal plots. The plant pleases those around with its snow-white balls from the end of May to the end of June.
When planting viburnum, you should think about its further form. Depending on how you prune and pinch the plant, you can end up with a bush or tree. The viburnum tree looks unusual and attracts attention with its decorative effect. But the viburnum bush will delight you with a bountiful harvest, which can be prepared for the winter. By the way, with a vegetative reproduction method, twigs with bright red fruits will ripen in the second year of the viburnum's life.
Although modern varieties of viburnum are shade-tolerant, the plant still prefers illuminated areas. It is better to choose fertile, slightly acidic or neutral soil for planting. Moisture-loving viburnum needs to be watered on time.
When growing viburnum, special attention should be paid to the fight against aphids, since the plant is most susceptible to this pest. In this case, an effective remedy, subject to timely use, is a green soap solution and a decoction of tobacco.