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Viburnum tinus Eve Price

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Pink buds and white flowers from Dec to April

This is bushy, medium sized evergreen shrub brings colour through winter months. Flattened clusters of deep pink buds appear in the autumn, opening out to small starry white flowers through the winter and spring. They contrast beautifully with the broad dark green leaves. Berries are a deep metallic blue.

Where?

It's suitable for many locations, from full sun to partial or complete shade. Use it to fill those uncomfortable corners.

How?

Plant out in well-drained, fertile soil.

Can be used to form an informal drought resistant hedge or screen.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub, Hedging
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Winter
Flowering March - November
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 150 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 150 cm - 250 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 65 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Coastal or drought resistant, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant

Typically available

From April to September