Viburnums rarely need regular pruning, but weak, spindly or rubbing branches are best removed after flowering. Thoughtful removal of individual branches may also help improve the shape as plants mature.
Mulch every autumn with weed-free organic matter to suppress weeds and provide a steady flow of nutrients.
on poor, sandy soils apply a slowrelease general fertiliser as late as possible, just before the mulch.
Beetles (adults and grubs) can eat the leaves in spring – an organic insecticide will usually sort them out.
Viburnum tinus can be attacked by its own scale insect and its own whitefly. Again, an organic insecticide will help.
Remove thin, spindly branches after flowering
Watch out for viburnum beetle larvae