Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus) in the Viburnums Database

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 6 to 12 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

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A Cold Snap Stops Everything for a WeekA Cold Snap Stops Everything for a Week
April 11, 2010

Everybody seemed happy in the sun. Instead of looking down at the ground on their way to work, people held their heads high and were stopping to look at the wonderful spring flowers. Then it became overcast and the rain started; cold days and very cold nights set in for a week. On Monday morning we all awoke to clear blue skies; the sun came out, and everything was suddenly happy once again.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Jan 25, 2012 1:03 PM

Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees.

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