Viburnum tinus

laurustinus - ½ standard

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5 lt pot plant only £49.99
available to order from late autumn
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Buy Viburnum tinus laurustinus - ½ standard: Great in pots either side of a doorway

    Plant and pot suggestion. The ceramic pot is not included with the plant. see goes well with below for a link to the pot used.
    5 litre pot ½ std

    • Position: full sun or partial shade
    • Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
    • Rate of growth: average
    • Flowering period: December to April
    • Hardiness: fully hardy

      Flattened heads of white flowers form throughout winter and are followed by dark blue-black fruit. This lovely, long-flowering laurustinus is perfect for brightening partly shady areas when little else is in flower, while its chic silhouette will add a super-stylish touch to everyday planting. Reliable and easy-to-grow, the dark green foliage can easily be clipped to maintain its shape.

    • Garden care: Remove any over-vigorous shoots that threaten the shape of established specimens in early summer, cutting them well back to within the plant's outline.

      These ½ standard plants have a 60cm clear stem beneath a 20cm head

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Great patio decoration


Looks gorgeous in pots on the patio!


West Midlands


Beautiful, great quality viburnum


A beautiful, long flowering plant - and at a time of year when such flowers are hugely valued. Highly recommended.




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Perfect in pots





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Hi We have one of these, standard viburnums, in a large pot at the front of the house. Recently the edges of the leaves have started to brown, is this due to under watering or is it indicative of a larger problem? Thanks


Hello, The most likely cause is a lack of water - it did get extremely hot for a few days a month or so ago!


I would like to plant a standard in my small garden so I can make the most to the ground beneath, but I would like it to be no more than about 1.5m. Can I prune back a viburnum tinus so it doesn't grow too large? Do you have any other suggestions for an evergreen standard. Thanks


Hello, Yes, this Viburnum would be quite happy being cut back to around 1.5m. Other options that might be possible include... Cotoneaster hybridus 'Pendulus' (which has weeping branches, so you will need to clip these if you want to keep the ground underneath clear) Olea europaea or Laurus nobilis


Could you tell me if the laurustinus-1/2 standard would need to be staked or will the stem be strong enough to hold it up. Thank you.

Yorkshire lass.

Hello, The stem of these plants is quite sturdy and does support the crown, however if it is grown in an exposed position you may need to stake it to prevent it toppling over in the wind.


What size pot does this Viburnum tree need if I buy the glazed one you show in the image? There are two sizes - small and large. Thanks.


Hello, We do sell these as a set, which includes the smaller sized pot - please click on the following link to go straight to it. I would say however that ultimately it would be happier in the larger sized pot.


Ideas for a shrub to go between 2 Cotoneasters please? Dear Crocus Some advice much appreciated please. I have ordered a Berberis darwinii from you to fill a space between 2 Cotoneaster franchetti shrubs that run along a fairly short piece of garden fence. I cut away a gap between the 2 Cotoneasters to break up the uniformity last year, and put some Sedums in as the soil is pretty dry here, but this doesn't look right. It looks a bit like a shrine to me! This part of the garden is west facing so gets the afternoon sunshine, and the soil is clay based but without much depth. I thought the Berberis would be good as it is also evergreen, produces flowers and berries and according to the literature is pretty quick growing, and seems to tolerate most situations and soils. But I have a 4 year old and I'm now a bit concerned re the spiky leaves. So before the Berberis is sent out is there another shrub that you can suggest (ideally evergreen) that would do the job i.e. blend or contrast with the Cotoneasters and make a somewhat less uniform and more interesting block. Thanks for any advice.

Alan Vale

Hello there, I would be tempted to put in a Viburnum tinus as they are reasonably fast growing - just click on the following link to go straight to them. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Winter flowering shrubs and climbers to plant with new hedge Hello, I have newly planted a hedge (made up from Hornbeam, Rosa rugosa, Blackthorn, Cornus, Hawthorn and Hazel) about 50ft long. I have been told that if I was to plant amongst the hedge some winter flowering Clematis such as 'Wisley Cream' it would give some nice colour these bleak winter months when the hedge is bare of foliage. The hedge is south facing and although the ground is ???good??? heavy Cambridgeshire clay the hedge has been planted in a trench back filled with leaf mulch, chipped wood and spent peat. Although I have said about in-planting Clematis in the hedge, I am open to other plant suggestions if you have any. Regards Terry

Terry Allum

Hello Terry, If you click on the following link it will take you to all our winter flowering climbers - of which the Jasminum is tougher and more like a shrub. Alternatively, this link will take you to all our winter flowering shrubs. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Specimen Ceanothus or another large bushy shrub.... Good afternoon, When I was first looking for a Ceanothus to replace the one we have in our front garden, I looked on your website, but you only had small ones. Our once lovely Ceanothus has been pruned out of all recognition again this year, as I planted it a bit too near our boundary when it was a baby. I know it may come back, but it is getting ridiculous as every time it grows back it has to be cut back again severely and then ooks a mess for most of the year. Have you got a nice, tall, bushy Ceanothus to replace it? I love my Ceanothus but perhaps if you don't have a big one, do you have another large, flowering shrub as an alternative? Hope you can help Regards Margaret


Hello Margaret, it is rare to find larger sized Ceanothus as they are usually quite short-lived and don't normally live longer than 6 - 8 years. We do have a selection of larger shrubs on our site like Hamamelis, Hydrangeas, Magnolias, Acer, Cornus, Cotinus, Philadelphus, Syringa and Viburnum, so you may find something of interest. They will be listed in this section. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Evergreen Hedge needed Hello there, I hope you can give me some advice. I'm looking for an evergreen shrub to provide an division between me and my next door neighbour's front garden. Both of us don't know much about gardening, and we can't decide what type of shrub to have. We had a privit shrub before, but it just died we don't know why. So instead of planting another privit we would like some thing that doesn't grow too high, stays evergreen, flowers and also easy to manage, and not too expensive. Hope you can help. Kind regards Christine

christine grant

Hello Christine, One of the Viburnum tinus might be a good option, which can be cut back if it gets too big - just click on the following link to go straight to them. I am slightly concerned though as to why the privet died as they are usually very resilient. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Difficult corner... Hi We have a problem area in our front garden. It is a triangular bed with two sides bounded by low walls, which form part of the boundaries to our property. The soil is more alkaline than acid, and has been described as silt, with quite a lot of flinty pebbles. Most of the front garden is lawn, with one rectangular bed below our kitchen window. Unfortunately for us the whole corner area is overshadowed from the south by our next door neighbour's tree. This is a walnut, which during the summer months cuts off most of the sunlight from the bed and which also throws a rain shadow over it. The tree is protected by a preservation order but it has had the crown lifted and thinned. It is now filling in downwards with flowers, leaves, nuts etc all falling into the triangular bed at regular intervals. It seems to dislike any neighbouring trees - we lost a rather lovely white-flowering prunus from our front lawn two years ago, the crown of which grew just high enough to touch a branch of the walnut. I have read that walnuts exude a toxic substance, to keep rivals at bay! We have one Camellia japonica (about 2.5 metres high) and one Fuchsia magellanica which apparently are reasonably happy in their situation ina corner. We planted a small Pittosporum tenuifolium (which is surviving but not at all happy) and two Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens, both of which have died. We also planted six Vinca minor, three of which failed to survive. (The survivors have been moved to another bed). Are there any evergreen shrubs or perennials that might survive in this bed? We do want something that will at least partially block the view of a small block of flats on the opposite side of the road, but are finding it difficult to work out a solution to our present problem. So could you please suggest something that we could successfully plant, other than laurels or aucuba, both of which my wife dislikes. Kind regards Michael

Hello There, This is a very difficult situation for plants as there will be very little moisture and nutrients in the soil. The best plants will be the toughest, however even these will need to be kept really well fed and watered if they are to survive. Here are your best options Viburnum tinus Sarcococca Ilex Mahonia Euonymus fortunei varieties Alchemilla mollis Pachysandra terminalis Bergenias Iris foetidissima Lamiums Liriope muscari Cotoneaster dammeri I hope this gives you a few ideas. Helen Plant Doctor

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What can I plant by my front door? Hi, I need some help finding a plant to put outside my front door. I have no idea what would be best. The door is north facing and pretty shady. Ideally I would like something evergreen or flowering. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Aftab - Tabassum Shah

Hello There, There are a few plants which I think would be suitable - here are some of my favourites Sarcococca confusa Skimmia and Viburnum tinus

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