One of the most popular hedging plants, Viburnum tinus is easy to manage, has good dense growth and attractive foliage. Better suited as a smaller hedge than V. odoratissimum.
With good dense bushy foliage and mid to deep green foliage Viburnum Tinus is widely used as an evergreen hedging plant. Viburnum Tinus (picture right) is sometimes commonly called the ‘Laurustinus’ tree or plant.
V. tinus is used both as flowering shrub or screening plant. Very popular with landscapers as it has a moderate growth rate. White flowers in summer follow the pink buds in abundance in spring.
- Common Names – Laurustinus, Laurustinus Viburnum.
- Height – 3m
- Spread – 3m
- Position – Full sun to a little shade.
- Growth rate – Medium
- Foliage – Glossy green
- Flowers – White
- Flowering time – Spring.
- Frost tolerant – Yes
- Coastal conditions – Yes
Viburnum Tinus Varieties
- V. tinus ‘Eve Price’- A smaller rounded form with white flowers.
- V. tinus ‘Variegatum’ – Variegated foliage as the name suggests, not widely offered in Australia.
Growing well in part shade to full sun this Viburnum also does well in coastal conditions. Reaching 3 -4 m and being frost tolerant of the viburnums, V. Tinus makes a great hedging plant and can also be used at the rear of the garden border as a background plant.
Viburnum Tinus Hedges
Excellent as a smaller hedge to around 1.5 – 2m in height as it is slower growing than others. Smaller foliage also makes for a neater hedge after pruning. It can be grown to 3m, however seems happier if kept a little smaller.
Plant Viburnum tinus at around 1m apart or at 70cm for a quicker dense hedge. Pruning can be carried out in early spring, or light pruning at any time of the year except during very cold spells.
OTHER VIBURNUM SPECIES and CULTIVARS
- Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’
- Viburnum odoratissimum
- VIiburnum opulus
- Viburnum ‘Emerald Lustre‘
- VIiburnum plicatum
- Viburnum suspensum
Viburnum tinus is available for sale from the following listed participating nurseries
125 Palmer Rd Jindivick 3818
Open Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
Specialising in growing and selling Rare and Unusual Trees, shrubs Perennials Bulbs and Climbers, a unique nursery with amazing stock.