Viburnum tinus


Viburnum is a genus of approximately 180 species spread mostly through the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Viburnum tinus is an evergreen large shrub or small tree which provides a wonderful, evergreen backdrop or hedge. During winter pink-reddish buds open to reveal fragrant white flowers which later turn into decorative dark blue-black drupes.

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Origin: Europe and North Africa
Genus: Viburnum
Species / Cultivar: tinus
Common Name: Laurustinus
Soil: Moist but Well Drained
Soil that allows water to drain at a moderate rate, without the water pooling.
Growth Rate: Medium
Expect to see moderate growth during growing season.
Water Requirement: Medium
Once it is established, this plant is likely to only require watering during drier periods.
Maintenance: Low
Minimal skill or input needed beyond the basics, a very independent plant.
Situation: Full Sun to Full Shade
Tolerates the complete range of light levels, a very accommodating plant!
Eventual Height: 2.5-4m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 2.5-4m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Will survive unprotected outdoors in most areas of the UK, even in the harshest winters.
Habit: Evergreen
Always in leaf throughout the year. It won't lose all its leaves at any one time.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Viburnum tinus grows at a medium pace and requires little maintenance once established. Light pruning to maintain shape is best done in mid-Spring.


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