VIBURNUM tinus Purpureum - Laurustinus Pupureum - Plant in 9cm Pot
Viburnum tinus are perhaps one of the most popular of evergreen plants, culitvated in the Uk since the 16th century they have a reputation for reliable robust growth in almost any location,tolerating pollution, salty seaside air and shady locations.Viburnum tinus Purpureum is a lovely plant for all year round colour but it is at its best in the winter and spring. Dense compact growth, glossy deep green leaves that are purple tinged when young, flower heads that are carmine in bud, which are there for months before opening from August to April to white flowers, flushed with pink on the underside, which in turn are followed by long lasting metallic blue berries. As the buds are held closed for a long time, the flowering period is long and the berries are long lasting, it is not uncommon to have all three on the same bush at the same time
If this were not enough, it is a plant that makes a great high quality hedge. If desired, they can easily be grown in a pot. When growing in a pot or other container. Use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 12-14 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost. Makes a first class hedging plant. ..