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Viburnum tinus 'Gwenllian'


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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour



Scented flowers



Skill level


Viburnum tinus 'Gwenllian'

Plant details

Although laurustinus comes from dry sunny areas around the Mediterranean, it has been cultivated successfully in northern gardens since the 16th century. It is now one of the most popular evergreen shrubs, as much for its luxuriant masses of glossy evergreen leaves, as for its long season of winter flowers. These first appear in October or November, and continue to open over a period of five months. It is a tough shrub in all but the coldest, most exposed gardens, and makes a perfect hedge in seaside areas. To propagate, take cuttings in summer. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Genus: Viburnum

Species: tinus

Cultivar: Gwenllian

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 300cm

Spread: 300cm

Time to take cuttings: June to August

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execellant info, very explicit, happy to go out and buy one.

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