Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Viburnum tinus L. var. lucidum Ait.

For a description of the type see Viburnum tinus L.  Lucidum is a more vigorous form with larger leaves and flower heads than the type.  [Hortus, Hilliers’].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Viburnum tinus lucidum is mentioned in The Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Country Gentlemen in 1868, growing in the Avonside Botanic Gardens, Christchurch, New Zealand: ‘Viburnum tinus lucidum flowering again a second time; young berries on the old flower stalks.’  [p.261/1868]. This is the only reference I have found to it as a garden plant in the Victorian literature.  

History at Camden Park

Listed only in an 1850 catalogue held at the Mitchell Library and inscribed on the front Wm. Macarthur, 23rd Dec. 1854.  [ML635.9m].  Certainly grown in the gardens at this time.


Published Jul 10, 2009 - 04:35 PM | Last updated Jul 16, 2010 - 02:12 PM

Family Caprifoliaceae
Region of origin


  • Viburnum tinus lucidum Ait.
Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Viburnum tini-lucidus 

Confidence level high