Viburnum tinus 'Robustum'Item #7610 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11
Excellent hedge or screen with dense, erect habit. Beautiful, fragrant white flowers blushed with pink. Can be trained into small patio or garden tree. Dark green foliage is highly prized. Evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:vy-BER-num TY-nusPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 6 to 12 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Birds, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Early springFlower color:WhiteGarden styleMediterraneanDesign IdeasThe upright form of this large shrub makes it an excellent candidate to plant in a patio container as a small tree, with lower limbs pruned. Or include it in a smaller border planting, where it willstand out with its fragrant flowers.Companion PlantsPlant the base of this small tree with perennials such as Johnson's Blue Cranesbill (Geranium x 'Johnson's Blue'), Georgenberg Chilean Avens (Geum x heldreichii 'Georgenberg') and Moonbeam ThreadleafCoreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: late winter or early spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This species is commonly known as laurustinus in its homeland around the Mediterranean Sea. It is far more frost tender than the other 250 species of mostly cold hardy Viburnum. It was brought into cultivation around 1600, valued for its unique evergreen foliage. It has remained quite similar to its original species because V. tinus does not readily cross with the deciduous species.Lore:This genus was derived from the Latin word viburna, which means "to tie". It was so named because long flexible whips of European viburnum species were used to tie up firewood sticks gathered in the wild.