Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) is a large shrub, growing 5-10 ft tall, native to the Canary Islands. Known for its attractive and fragrant off-white or white blossoms, it's an ideal option for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Ideal for growing in USDA Zone 9-11, Viburnum tinus enjoys a sunny spot but can thrive in semi-shade too. The shrub is tolerant of both regular and moderate water amounts, making it an easy choice for those who want to enjoy a low maintenance garden.
When planted in cold regions, Viburnum tinus does best if kept in a pot, making it quite easy to move in and out of sunlight as necessary. As such, diurnal variation and changing seasons can be tracked by moving the pot. This also means it can be taken inside over the winter period, allowing for its continued enjoyment with minimal effort: simply remember to bring it back out in the spring, with additional care for wintered potting. To ensure, the shrub thrives, make sure to keep the soil well draining and moist, with adequate protection from the strong winds that can occur in these areas.
Viburnum tinus is an attractive and easy-to-care-for shrub, ideal for creating low maintenance, fragrant gardens and a great choice to enjoy over an extended period throughout the year.