Viburnum Tinus Plant

Viburnum tinus


The Viburnum Tinus Shrub is an evergreen bushy shrub with clusters of white flowers in autumn through winter amid dark glossy green leaves, followed by small blue fruit.
Fully hardy in sun or semi shade.


Botanical name

Viburnum tinus

When to plant


Soil Type

Fertile, Well drained


One of the most popular evergreens, giving pleasure throughout the winter with its pink budded flowers appearing in autumn and flowering continuously into early spring. Small blue ovid fruit appear after flowering. An excellent shrub for all but the coldest areas. It like sun but will tolerate shade and succeeds well near the sea. It makes a good hedge being a winter-flowering evergreen and easy to care for. Grow in sun or semi shade in deep fertile not too dry soil. Thin out older shoots after flowering if necessary. The Standard will require shaping and is usually done after flowering. Do not forget to weed, mulch and compost and water if the Viburnum is being kept in a pot or container. Good for birds.

Common Name: Viburnum
Latin Name: Viburnum tinus
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Habit: Evergreen
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Flowering period: Late autumn to early spring.
Colour: white flowers
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Special features: Evergreen with continuous winter flowering.

Symbolism, Folklore & Old Wives Tales

Cultivated in Britain since the late 16th century.


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