Differential planting

Viburnum tinus vs Viburnum bodnantense

Viburnum tinus

  • Long-flowering laurustinus.
  • Easy-to-grow evergreen, with dark green leaves. Often used for background planting, screen or hedge.
  • Flattened heads of star shaped white flowers from December to April.
  • Small, dark blue-black fruit follows flowering.
  • Average rate of growth about 15cm per year.
  • Prefers moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil, from full sun to shade.
  • Trim after flowering.
  • Full hardy.
  • Height and spread 3m x 3m.
  • Take cuttings in June to August.

 

 Viburnum bodnantense

  • Hybrid created in UK in 1930s.
  • Upright and deciduous winter-flowering shrub.
  • Dense clusters of scented bright pink or rose tinted blooms on bare stems from November to March.
  • Toothed dark green leaves, followed by burnished bronze leaves in autumn.
  • Bluish black or purple fruit.
  • Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil, full sun to partial shade.
  • Prune after flowering.
  • Full hardy.
  • Height and spread 3m x 2m.
  • Take cuttings in June to August.

 

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