Laurustine (Viburnum tinus) is a vigorous evergreen shrub known for its showy clusters of flowers, brightly colored berries, and leathery leaves. It is a well-known choice for hedges but can also be grown as a sample shrub in mixed borders.

Laurestine Flowers

Also called Laurustinus or Laurustine, Laurestine is a flowering plant species from the Adoxaceae family, native to the Mediterranean region of North Africa and Europe.

Pink Laurestine Flowers

Laurus means the similarities of the leaves with the Bay laurel. Viburnum is a versatile genus with more than 150 species[1].

It’s a shrub that grows 2 to 7 meters (7 to 23 feet) tall and 3 meters (10 feet) wide, with a rounded and dense crown. The leaves are evergreen, borne in opposite pairs, oval to elliptical, 4-10 cm long and 2 to 4 cm wide, finely hairy on the underside, with full margins.

The blossoms are small, light pink or white, and are formed in winter from reddish-pink florets in dense racemes with a diameter of 5 to 10 cm. The fragrant blooms are pentamerousWhat is pentamerous?Having parts in fives or multiples of five. and bisexual.

Suggested Reading: Types of Flowers

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  • [1]“laurustinus viburnum tinus”. Accessed November 26, 2021. Link.


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