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Viburnum tinus not flowering

Hello All. I have a three year old Viburnum tinus in a large pot and pruned it back after the first year to keep it in shape. No flowers, but I know I pruned them off.  

So I didn't prune at all and still have no flowers.  I know if it needs, to prune immediately after flowering so I would expect there to be flowers this winter, as I didn't touch it.  The pot is fed regularly and top dressed with compost in the spring. Where's the flowers gone?

Only thing I can think of is not enough sunlight and this year the pot has been moved to a brighter area. Will this make a difference?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,784

    V.tinus is a big plant. I don't know how well it flowers in a pot. It might be difficult to keep it pruned to a small size and still get flowers.

    Does it look OK


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,951

    They do like sun, it's true.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • It looks beautiful, nice shiny healthy leaves.  I did have a problem with thrips the first year but sprayed and that hasn't reoccurred. I know thrips would damage the new buds and prevent flowering.  I've seen V. tinus in pots flowering. It is possible.

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