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  • Viburnum erubescens 'Eskimo' Shrub
Carefully Packaged UK Grown Trees

Viburnum erubescens 'Eskimo' Shrub

Flowering Viburnum Shrubs

from From £39.99 (ex. VAT)
( £47.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

This variety of Viburnum is a cross between Viburnum Cayuga and Viburnum Utile, making a wonderful dense shrub that is smothered in pure white, snow ball like inflorescence in May. The heavy crops of lightly scented summer flowers of Viburnum Erubescens Eskimo open from white buds that are tinged with pink. The semi-evergreen foliage is glossy dark green in all seasons and will only fall in very cold winters.

Viburnum Eskimo prefers a moist, well-drained site in a sunny or partially shaded position. The white tubular flowers are followed by sparse red fruits that mature to black. Eskimo Viburnum was first introduced in 1981 from the U.S National Arboretum and makes a wonderful small garden tree or shrub. It has an estimated final height and spread of 2 x 2m.

AKA Viburnum 'Eskimo', Eskimo Viburnum more ›
Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Viburnum erubescens 'Eskimo' Viburnum erubescens 'Eskimo'
7.5L pot 50-60cm Bush £39.99 (ex. VAT)
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Please note: Sunday 17th December is the last order date for Christmas delivery (excludes pleached and mature trees which have an earlier deadline).

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team. Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order, with many being despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours. To be on the safe side allow up to 10 working days for despatch. These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your delivery. You can give instructions on where to leave it via the checkout or send us an email (

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs help unloading the trees.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.


Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees with a height of 1.5-2 metres) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy as many trees as you want for the same delivery cost and so it can work out to be economical.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.


Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Viburnum Erubescens Eskimo trees

When planting Eskimo Viburnum trees, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown viburnum trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil.

Before planting your lilac tree, soak the roots in tepid water for 10-15 minutes, then gently tease the roots. If you have poor soil mix 50% of your original soil with 50% high quality compost. Fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Viburnum Eskimo trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass surrounding your tree as this will only encourage growth. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Viburnum Erubescens Eskimo trees

Simply prune your Viburnum tree after flowering but avoid pruning any new shoot growth if your area is prone to frost.

Mature viburnum trees can be thinned out to improve their shape. Cut back any crossing, damaged or crowded branches.

Viburnum erubescens 'Eskimo' Shrub (Flowering Viburnum Shrubs) Description

  • Common name: Eskimo Viburnum
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 2 x 2 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer
  • Foliage: Dark green, semi-evergreen leaves
  • Soil: Suited to well-drained, moist sites and most soil types