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Viburnum tinus
Viburnum tinus

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Zones 4-10, 12-24, 26, 28-31
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Moderate

Viburnum tinus

Laurustinus
Caprifoliaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees, Decorative fruit or berries

VIBURNUM

Large, diverse group of plants with generally oval, often handsome leaves and clusters of typically white, sometimes fragrant flowers. Blossoms are usually followed by single-seeded, often brilliantly colored fruit much appreciated by birds. Many viburnums are grown for their flower display, a few for their showy fruit. Many evergreen types are valuable as foliage plants.

Viburnum tinus

To 6–12 ft. tall, half as wide. Leathery dark green, 2–3-in.-long leaves with edges slightly rolled under. Wine red new stems. Blooms from fall to spring; tight clusters of pink buds open to lightly fragrant white flowers. Bright metallic blue fruits last through summer. Dense foliage right to ground makes it good for screens, hedges, clipped topiary shapes. Can be trained as a small tree. Susceptible to mites; prone to mildew near ocean.

'Spring Bouquet ' ('Compac­tum')

Upright to 4–6 ft. high and wide; good for hedges. Leaves are deeper green, slightly smaller than those of the species.

'Variegatum'

Leaves are marbled with white and pale yellow.

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