Laurustinus

Viburnum tinus 'French White'

Laurustinus - Viburnum tinus  'French White'

Common Name: Laurustinus
Genus: Viburnum
Species: tinus
Cultivar: 'French White'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Provides winter colour, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Long flowering period
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit, RHS Perfect for Pollinators

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 3.00 m (300 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: January to April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Flattened heads of white flowers opening from rosy-red buds from December to April followed by dark blue-black fruit. This dependable evergreen shrub is both faster growing than other varieties and has larger leaves. Flourishing in sun or partial shade the shiny dark green foliage provides a dense backdrop against which ornamental plants can easily be seen.

Other Features: The fruits can cause a mild stomach-ache if ingested.

Garden Care: Remove any over-vigorous shoots that threaten the shape of established specimens in early summer cutting them well back to within the plant's outline.


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