Viburnum tinus | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Can't decide between a flower bed and a screen? Try this flowering, evergreen shrub.

Viburnum tinus is a flowering plant native to the Mediterranean and North Africa. It's also known as Laurestine which is because the leaves look similar to those of the bay laurel. It grows to a maximum of 23 feet tall but usually it's much smaller. It's an evergreen with oval leaves. The flowers are quite attractive, white flowers that grow from pink or red buds, they also have a nice fragrance. The berry fruits are blue-black. It grows best in a shaded spot in the garden with moist soil. The major pest for this species is the viburnum beetle. The plant has also been used for medicinal purposes, the leaves being used as a cure for constipation, and also as an aid against depression.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 2 - 4
Spread [m]
  • 2 - 3.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid winter
  • Late winter
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
  • Late autumn
  • Early winter
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
Growth habit
  • Compact
  • Upright
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z7-10
Heat zone
  • H9-3
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -18 - 4
Heat days
  • 7 - 150
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Full shade
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • We love the dark
  • Colours
  • For every season
Garden spaces
  • Shade
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years