Viburnum tinus 'Robustum'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||vy-BER-num TY-nus roh-BUS-tum|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower to 6 to 12 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early spring|
|Design Ideas||The 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Hummingbirds, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Plant 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').|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11