Laurustinus

Viburnum tinus 'Gwenllian'

Laurustinus - Viburnum tinus  'Gwenllian'

Common Name: Laurustinus
Genus: Viburnum
Species: tinus
Cultivar: 'Gwenllian'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes a good hedge, Provides winter colour, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Long flowering period
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

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

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

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

  • Other features: the fruits can cause a mild stomach-ache if ingested

    The dark green leaves of this laurustinus provide a dense backdrop against which ornamental plants can be more easily seen. A reliable evergreen shrub that thrives in sun or partial shade it produces masses of pink-flushed white flowers opening from dark pink buds from December to April followed by a profusion of dark blue-black fruit.

  • 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

Similar Plants:


Viburnum davidii - Viburnum davidii

Viburnum davidii
Viburnum davidii

Viburnum plicatum 'Mariesii' - Viburnum plicatum 'Mariesii'

Viburnum plicatum 'Mariesii'
Viburnum plicatum 'Mariesii'

Viburnum - Viburnum × bodnantense  'Dawn'

Viburnum
Viburnum × bodnantense 'Dawn'