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Viburnum × hillieri 'Winton'
  • RHS AGM

arrowwood 'Winton'

A spreading, medium-sized, semi-evergreen shrub with narrowly oval leaves, 5-12cm long, tinted bronze in spring and copper-red in autumn and winter. Small white flowers are borne in rather stiff panicles in early summer, and are followed by small oval fruits, red at first, becoming black

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Bronze Green
Summer Cream White Green
Autumn Red Green Black Red
Winter Red Green
Position
  • Full shade
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Viburnaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Potentially harmful
The fruit can cause a mild stomach upset if ingested. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
Genus

Viburnum can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with opposite, simple or palmately lobed leaves and clusters of small, often fragrant white or pink flowers, followed by red, blue or black berries

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grows well in most moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained or moist but well-drained soils in full sun, partial or full shade

Propagation

Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Coastal
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Hedging and screens
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Aphids, viburnum whitefly, scale insects, tortrix moths and viburnum beetle may be a problem

Diseases

May be affected by a leaf spot and honey fungus

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