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Gardening in the Rainy Zone.
Viburnum tinus 'Spring Bouquet'
Pronounced: VY-ber-num TY-nus
Sunset zones: 4-9, 14-24.
USDA zones: 8-10.
Heat zones: 10-8.
Height 6 feet (1.8 m).
Width: 3 feet (91 cm).
Late fall to early spring.
Umbels of reddish-pink buds open to white to pink flowers.
Clusters of metallic blue fruit that matures to a blue-black.
Ovate to oblong, shiny, green leaves.
Full sun to light shade.
Fertile, moist, well-drained soil.
Softwood cuttings in early summer.
Hardwood cuttings in early autumn.
Prune after flowers fade. Prune out dead or broken branches or to shape plant.
Pests and Diseases:
Gray mold, sooty mold, rust, downy mildew, and Verticullum wilt, and leaf spots may occur. Aphids and weevils may be problematic.
Rainy Side Notes
Viburnum tinus 'Spring Bouquet' makes a fine hedge,screen or specimen plant and also can be trained as a small tree. In the colder parts of our maritime climate, plant in a sheltered position. This is another viburnum that blooms in winter.
In order to set fruit, you will need another plant that isn't the same clone. Although my lone specimen sets a sporadic amount of fruit, another plant would increase fruit set. The fruit of Viburnum tinus may cause a mild upset stomach if fruit is ingested.
This has been chosen as a Great Plant Pick.
Photographed in author's garden.