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