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Dear Ms. Binetti, I have an 8 year old Viburnum plicatum tomentosum "Shasta" that is beautiful and flowers well, but produces few berries. I am reading Michael Dirr's book on Viburnums, that suggests the problem is pollination as, "viburnums's trend toward self-sterility" and "for the best fruit set, another seedling or clone of the same or closely related species should be in proximity." Would you please clarify. I plan on adding either another Shasta, or an informal grouping of 3 Shoshoni in the fall. Would either work to pollinate the Shasta? Also, how close should they be planted together. Thank you for the advice. Rebecca Wool

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