Sheena’s Plant of the Month: Viburnum Tinus
In recent years this moderately vigorous, evergreen shrub has become unfashionable but that’s probably only because it’s such a useful plant. Viburnum Tinus is a good choice if you want a loose informal hedge that flowers over a long period of time.
The dark, evergreen leaves look attractive all year round, although it is susceptible to the Viburnum Beetle, which makes unsightly holes in the leaves. Treatments are available if this becomes a problem and prune after flowering, if necessary.