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Viburnum tinus

Viburnum tinus Viburnum tinus Viburnum tinus Viburnum tinus

Photo Locations: Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas, CA and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Attractive small tree or screen.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Mediterranean Region.

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Tree Characteristics

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 10 - 12 feet.

Width: 5 - 10 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Oval, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Pink or White. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Prolific, Mostly Blue Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Dark Brown, Light Green, or Purple, Furrowed or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 4 - 10 and 12 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Medium in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids, Spider Mites, Thrip and Scales, Armillaria, Phytophthora, Powdery Mildew, Root Rot and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Poisonous Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values


Hedged or Topiary.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Viburnum tinus Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jun 23, 2018.
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