Irish wildflowers BSBI map

Laurustinus, Viburnum tinus
Photographs: Co. Cork

Viburnum tinus
Family: Caprifoliaceae

Winter flowering evergreen shrub. Garden escape.

The slightly fragrant clusters of small creamy white flowers are sometimes tinged pink and are produced through the winter and spring. These are followed by non-edible black berries. The evergreen leaves are dark green, oval and slightly leathery. Height to 3m.

An occasional garden escape or relic of cultivation most frequently recorded from the south-east of Ireland

Related: Guelder-rose, Viburnum opulus. Deciduous, often native

Laurustinus, Viburnum tinus
Laurustinus, Viburnum tinus

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