10 years to reach maturity
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Viburnum tinus is a large, dense shrub, originating from the Mediterranean region of Europe and North Africa. It flowers from late winter to early spring, with delicate pink buds opening to creamy white flowers. These are followed by dark blue/black berries, popular with birds. It is evergreen and has dark green, oval leaves. Viburnum tinus - also known as Laurustinus - likes a sheltered position and tolerates most fertile, well-drained soils - dry or moist. Very versatile, it is happy in sun and shade. Low-maintenance and reliable, Viburnum tinus is at home used as a hedge or a screen - or as a specimen border shrub, providing winter colour (its dark green leaves also providing a useful backdrop for summer colours). Little or no pruning is needed. This species is on the RHS 'Plants for Pollinators' list highlighting plants that produce large amounts of nectar and/or pollen. A great choice for encouraging beneficial insect wildlife into your garden!
How to propagate Laurustinus
Take semi-hardwood cuttings in summer.
Special features of Laurustinus
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Laurustinus
Traditional herbal medicine.
Garden Shrubs for Autumn and Winter interest
These evergreen shrubs are perfect additions to provide pollinators with shelter and food over the autumn and winter.