Viburnum tinus Hedge Plant Description
Viburnum tinus is a truly striking hedge plant that makes a wonderful decorative hedge, as it brings interest throughout the year as an informal boundary hedge.
This vigorous, bushy shrub has glossy, oval-shaped leaves that contrasts with its elegant pink buds, before they blossom into fragrant white flowers from late winter through to early spring. The flowers of the Viburnum tinus then transform into lovely blue-black berries - please note that although not toxic, we advise against eating these berries.
Growing approximately 45cm per year when young, the growth of Viburnum tinus does start to slow down as it matures, but it can reach up to 4m in height. Viburnum tinus is easy to grow - it can grow in partial or even full shade, but natural sunlight is best to allow it to flower. Ideally, Viburnum tinus should be grown in clay or moist soils but can still grow well in all but the driest or most alkaline of soils. This hardy shrub can also tolerate windy, exposed sites and even coastal locations.
Viburnum tinus can be mixed with other evergreen hedge plants
that flower at different times so that you can have visual interest in your garden during every season.
For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section
. As this species is supplied in pots only, as a guide the smaller pots can be up to 6 per metre if planting double staggered rows and the larger pots will be only around 2 plants per metre. Should you have any queries, please do call our sales team on 01257 263873.
Viburnum tinus growth slows as it matures. Trim after flowering in late spring by nipping back long or unruly shoots to just above the nodes and thoroughly remove any dead or diseased wood in order to keep the desired shape and a healthy plant.
Viburnum tinus is one of a number of trees and shrubs that requires little by way of pruning and will quickly regenerate from old wood. However, if flowering reduces the plant may need to undergo 'rejuvenation'. This is where the plant is pruned quite heavily to encourage substantial fresh growth to develop and refresh the plant encouraging more production of flowers the following year.
Overgrown shrubs that have lost their shape can stand to be cut close to the ground just leaving the more robust stems in place. This allows the plant to re-grow anew. By keeping on top of pruning during re-growth you can re-establish a plant and see it flourish again, however it may take several years to achieve a fullness of shape and abundant flower production.
Free delivery is available on most orders (except Premium Products) providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Standard Boxes (Bare roots up to 1.2m tall and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£7.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Tall Boxes (Bare roots 1.2m and over)||£14.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Pallets (Root balls, large pots (10L+), trees etc)||£60.00 delivery charge (orders up to £350 incl VAT)||Orders of £350 and over - FREE|
|Pleached Trees (Specialist Delivery)||£450.00 delivery charge (orders up to £1500 incl VAT)||Orders of £1500 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall or large plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.).
Delivery Time - Please note that delivery times are currently 3-7 days excluding bank holidays. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days delivery. We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible to deliver new orders within this timescale.
It's Convenient - no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time).
It's Tried & Tested - we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care.
* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.
Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee
Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.
Nominated Day Delivery
Choose a delivery day that suits you with our new Nominated Day Delivery option at checkout. Whilst our standard no signature delivery means you don't need to take time away from other committments to receive your order, we understand that there are times our customers want to make sure they are present to accept delivery, either to plant straight away or to store somewhere safe and out of the way until you're ready to plant.
For an additional fee, you can make sure that your order arrives on the exact day you want it. Please note that this is additional charge to all qualifying orders, including those above the free delivery threshold for Standard Delivery.
Our Nominated Day Delivery is available year-round on the weekdays Tuesdays to Fridays, excluding the day after any bank holiday.
Some products are sent direct from our suppliers and as such are not available for Nominated Day Delivery. These include:- Cell Grown Hedging Plants- Instant Trough Grown Hedging Plants- Instant Hedging Screens- Premium Root Balls (250cm and above in height)- Turf
To book your Nominated Day Delivery for farther ahead than the 3 week window available online, please contact our Sales & Advice team to discuss your options.