Hinton Ampner Garden




Viburnum chingii

Chinese Viburnum

Location:

The Tennis Court Garden

Description:

A rare hardy medium (1.5m x 1.5m) bushy deciduous shrub with small green leaves. Typical clusters of tubular Viburnum flowers are pale pink tipped with richer pink in mid-spring and fragrant if it's warm enough.

Site and Care:

Does best in full sun or partial shade and fertile humus rich, well drained soil of any type although it does well enough in the Tennis Court Garden here where the soil is thin and chalky provided it is given a good winter mulch. Pruning is only necessary to maintain shape and should be carried out after flowering. Propagation is best by hardwood cuttings in late Autumn.