Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate grower to 6 to 12 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Hedge Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Early spring
Botanical Pronunciation:vy-BER-num TY-nus
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 6 to 12 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Early spring
Flower color:White
Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
Garden styleMediterranean
Design 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').
Care Information
Follow 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:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
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.