Viburnum tinus Plant Description
Viburnum tinus is a unique hedge plant. It's a bushy plant with stunning green glossy leaves and multitudes of beautiful pink buds that blossom into elegant white flowers from late winter to early spring. The flowers then transform into a striking blue-black jewel-like berries. Viburnum tinus is a stunning plant to have in the garden and makes a fantastic feature.
The flowers for which Viburnum is noted, are carried in flat sprays approx 5/10cm wide.
Please note, we advise not to eat the berries, as they can give you a mild stomach-ache if eaten.
Viburnum tinus is easy to grow. It develops well in the sun, but it can also grow in partial shade or even full shade. However, if you want your garden to flower, we recommend leaving this hedge plant to reach natural sunlight. Viburnum tinus develops better in clay and a moist site but will be fine on all but the most alkaline or dry of soils. It can tolerate windy and exposed sites and even coastal locations.
It is fast-growing when young (approximately 45cm per annum) but slows with maturity. It is easy to trim (after flowering nip back the most extended shoots) and will quickly regenerate from old wood. Viburnum tinus is not suitable to be used as a formal, neat clipped hedge but makes a stunning informal boundary with welcoming winter colours.
Plant Viburnum tinus amongst a number of our high-quality evergreen hedge plants
and acheive a garden feature with alternative flowering times so you have interest in every season. You can also view our entire stock of hedging plants for shade
that will bring interest to screened parts of your garden.
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.
is available on all orders 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|
|Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £60 incl VAT) ||Orders of £60 and over - FREE|
|Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)||£18 delivery charge (orders up to £120 incl VAT)||Orders of £120 and over - FREE|
|Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£60 delivery charge (orders up to £240 incl VAT)||Orders of £240 and over - FREE|
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