Viburnum Tinus Grandiflorum is a sweetly scented deciduous shrub that flowers in the cold months. It’s the perfect way to cheer up a bare winter garden. Viburnum is native to the temperate northern hemisphere and mountains of South America. There around 175 species of known viburnum but Grandiflorum is a standout specimen for it’s large and long-lasting flowers.
This is a bushy, deciduous winter flowering shrub with strongly veined green leaves having toothed edges. From January to April, pink flower buds emerge that develop into white flowers on bare stems with a sweet scent that can fill a garden. This is followed by the new leaves. Early waking pollinators appreciate the flowers of Viburnum Grandiflorum and birds enjoy eating the small blue-black berries that follow its blooms. Viburnums are an essential shrub for all types of garden as they are tough, evergreen, and produce pretty flowers in the lean months. Grandiflorum is a top choice for its large white flower sprays that stand out in gloomy weather.
Height And Spread Viburnum Tinus Grandiflorum Viburnum Grandiflorum is a well-rounded shrub with a naturally pleasing form. It rarely gets bigger than 3m x 3m.
How Hardy Is Viburnum Tinus Grandiflorum Like the majority of viburnums, Viburnum Grandiflorum is hardy down to sub-zero temperatures. It’s relatively pest-free and once established is drought tolerant too. This is a very hard yet pretty shrub that’s suitable for all gardens.
How To Use Viburnum Tinus Grandiflorum Viburnum Grandiflorum is perfect for a winter garden. It’s early-year flowers and scent bring much-needed interest to a mixed flower border when there is little else about. Viburnum looks stunning as part of a woodland or wildlife garden. Team it with early bulbs, hellebores, and snowdrops for best effect. They also take well to containers if watered and fed during summer. Container viburnums are perfect for bare patios and bring sweet scent to a seating area or an open window in very early spring. Plant one near your front door for gloriously sweet scent as you arrive home. Ideal as a specimen shrub in a mixed border, try it with other winter flowering shrubs or small trees like Hamamelis Diane (orange red flowers) and Sarcococca (white flowering)
How To Care For Viburnum Tinus Grandiflorum Viburnum Grandiflorum is tough and requires little attention. Plant yours in any type of well-drained soil and water until it’s established. A thick layer of mulch once a year traps moisture and provides nutrients. Viburnum Grandiflora naturally forms a well-rounded shape, but if pruning is required this is best done in spring after the flowers have faded.