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New standard Viburnum Tinus for back door.

New standard Viburnum Tinus for back door. (Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus))

If I had the chance to plant a new hedge, this is the plant I would go for. It's evergreen, lush, healthy looking foliage is a joy in winter. The flowers in dainty panicles, which appear while the black berries are still present (the ones the Robin hasn't eaten yet!) are a joy. It doesn't need much pruning, has no prickles and can achieve about 2m in time. I know it is perhaps overused in Car Parks, but I absolutely love it and wouldn't be without it. It's also good in coastal situations and can be pruned to any shape you desire, or grown as a standard like this pair. There are several flowered, variegated etc. :)) Mine are just plain Vib. tinus with flowers of pure white. Perfect!

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I should have said....I've grown the variegated ones and they are beautiful but not as hardy and don't flower as well as the plain green leaved varieties (in my northerly situation).

4 Nov, 2014


Gosh this looks wonderful Karen.....more beautiful containers.

4 Nov, 2014


Thanks Linda, I love them. The containers were bought from GC a few months back, before OH discovered he enjoyed making them! ;)

4 Nov, 2014


I pruned all mine back hard this year (at the right time lol!) and sprayed them so hopefully the Vibernum beetle damage might not be as bad as last year.

5 Nov, 2014


Not so here Karen we grow Viburnum tinus, and every year it is devastated by the beetle, this Viburnum is very prone to it unfortunately, we had to get rid of one tinus large shrub because of this....
Good luck with yours Annella...

5 Nov, 2014 you see, I hadn't thought of that. I've not had that problem.

6 Nov, 2014


My one in the front garden had been fine for years but succumbed to it last year. It doesn't look too bad now but I'm not expecting any flowers this winter.

6 Nov, 2014


What a shame. Warmer climate has its downside.

6 Nov, 2014

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