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Answer: Dear Anne,
You will need to give your Viburnums some protection from the hot summer months, particularly if they are growing in full sun.
There is a Yates product that can be sprayed onto the leaves which acts as a sunscreen against the damaging ultra-violet rays. It is called Droughtshield and when sprayed onto the leaves forms a protective thin polymer film on the leaf reducing transpiration for 60-90 days. Ensure any new growth is also sprayed.
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