Viburnum tinus

Laurustinus - Viburnum tinus

Common Name: Laurustinus
Genus: Viburnum
Species: tinus

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 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 from December to April followed by dark blue-black fruit. This lovely long-flowering laurustinus is perfect for brightening partly shady areas when little else is in flower. Reliable and easy-to-grow the dark green foliage provides a dense backdrop against which ornamental or feature plants can more 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.

Goes Well With: Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten', Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae, Dryopteris filix-mas, Polygonatum odoratum, Astrantia major alba, Rosa rugosa var. alba.

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