Viburnum Tinus Viburnum Tinus is a glossy evergreen shrub with pink buds developing into white flowers during the winter months.
Viburnum is a popular evergreen in the UK and has been cultivated here since the 16th century when it was imported from the Mediterranean. There are many types of viburnum which are also known as Laurustinus, but Tinus is one of the prettiest. It has dark green oval leaves which are the perfect backdrop to its pinky-red buds and tiny white flowers. The buds appear in late autumn and flowers continue to bloom through the winter months. It’s an excellent source of nectar for any late pollinators. In spring the flowers turn to small blue-black berries which are enjoyed by birds.
This large flowering evergreen is a delight in winter when our gardens are looking bare and empty. It’s a great choice for a flowering hedge or a gap-filler in a mixed border.
Height And Spread of Viburnum Tinus Laurustinus Tinus is a mid-sized to large dense shrub that can reach a height and spread of 2.5 to 4 metres.
How Hardy Is Viburnum Tinus Viburnum Tinus is a hardy shrub in most of the UK. It can survive sub-zero temperatures if its roots are well-drained. It is generally drought and coastal spray tolerant once established and rarely bothered by pests.
How To Use Viburnum Tinus This evergreen is a good choice for a winter-flowering hedge because it is bushy and dense. It also suits the back of a large mixed border or a low maintenance wildlife garden as it holds the RHS Perfect for Pollinators badge. It is tolerant of coastal sprays and pollution so suits both coastal gardens and urban areas.
How To Care for Viburnum Tinus Laurustinus is a low maintenance shrub once established. It prefers a sunny spot and full sun gives it the best foliage colour, but it will also grow in shade. Plant in a spot sheltered from harsh freezing winds to preserve the flower buds in winter and water well until established. Viburnum is not fussy about soil type or pH so long as it is well-drained. You don’t need to prune this pretty evergreen, but you can control its height and spread after the flowers are spent in late spring.