Viburnum Tinus ‘Lisa Rose’ is a neat little cultivar with carmine buds opening to pink-tinged flowers. Grows to 6-10ft, spreads to 6-8ft. Best from October – March.
The pink buds open to become clusters of white flowers. Set against the shrub’s dark, evergreen foliage, they insulate their joyful glow into the darkest time of the year. In the sunshine or shade, exposed to salt air, or the poorest of chalky soils, the shrub looks cheerful in all seasons. With it’s very low sweeping branches, Viburnum Tinus is especially effective in summer when it could make a dramatic background for the huge white, sulphur yellow and red-purple trumpets of Lilium Regale. Plant in spring or autumn in well drained soil, preferably in full sun. No pruning is required. Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings, or by layering during late summer or early autumn.