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Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus)

Laurustinus


Very ornamental, Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) is a vigorous bushy evergreen shrub noted for its eye-catching flower clusters, colorful berries and leathery foliage. Opening from pale pink buds from winter to mid spring, masses of tiny, fragrant, white flower clusters, 2-4 in. (5-10 cm), are elegantly held above the foliage. Rich of nectar, they are loved by butterflies, bees and other pollinators. The blooms give way to showy bright metallic blue berries. The dense evergreen foliage of ovate, glossy dark green leaves makes Laurustinus an excellent choice for mixed shrub borders or low screens. Easy to grow and reliable, this lovely, long-flowering shrub is a great asset in the winter garden, blooming its heart out when little else is in bloom.

  • Grows up with an upright rounded habit to 8 ft. tall (240 cm) and 6 ft. wide (180 cm).
  • A full sun or dappled shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils. Adaptable to sandy or clay soils if there is excellent drainage. For best flower and fruit production, provide occasional water during dry weather. Drought tolerant once established
  • Perfect as a specimen plant or in shrub borders, striking hedges and screens and foundation plantings.
  • This variety of viburnum is deer resistant.
  • Viburnums do not require regular pruning. However, you may cut back vigorous shoots for shape in early to mid summer. Do not deadhead or the plant will not produce its charming berries.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer.
  • Native to the Mediterranean area of Europe and North Africa.
  • The fruit can cause a mild stomach upset if ingested.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 8 – 10
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Viburnums
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Winter
Height 8' (240cm)
Spread 6' (180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 8 – 10
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Viburnums
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Winter
Height 8' (240cm)
Spread 6' (180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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