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VIBURNUM tinus 'Spring Bouquet'

Image of Viburnum tinus 'Spring Bouquet'

James H. Schutte

Family

Caprifoliaceae

Botanical Name

VIBURNUM tinus 'Spring Bouquet'

Plant Common Name

Laurustinus, Spring Bouquet Viburnum

General Description

Laurustinus is a compact evergreen shrub from the Mediterranean region. From red-pink buds, 'Spring Bouquet' has white clusters of flowers over a long period in late winter through spring, followed by fruits than turn blue-black.

Grow the Spring Bouquet laurustinus in full sun to part shade, but it can tolerate more shade than many viburnums. It needs moist, fertile soil. Laurustinus can be used in a shrub border, in a foundation planting, or as a screen or hedge.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 6

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 10

  • Sunset Zone

    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Broadleaf Evergreen

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    5'-7' / 1.5m - 2.1m

  • Width

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring, Late Winter

  • Native To

    Mediterranean

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Blue, Black

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Sandy Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No