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Laurustinus Viburnum tinus (Caprifoliaceae) HEIGHT to 7m<br />
Small evergreen tree with attractive glossy foliage and flowers produced freely in winter. BARK Brown. BRANCHES With faintly angled, slightly hairy twigs. LEAVES Opposite, to 10cm long and oval, sometimes lanceolate, with entire margins, a dark-green glossy upper surface and a paler, slightly hairy lower surface. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Pink and white flowers are borne in branched, rounded clusters, to 9cm across; individual flowers are about 8mm across with 5 petals, pink outside and white inside. Rounded fruits are about 8mm long and steel-blue when ripe. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of Mediterranean region, but hardy and so widely planted here as a garden shrub or tree, also being used for hedging and shelter; naturalised occasionally.
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Laurustinus Viburnum tinus (Caprifoliaceae) HEIGHT to 7m
Small evergreen tree with attractive glossy foliage and flowers produced freely in winter. BARK Brown. BRANCHES With faintly angled, slightly hairy twigs. LEAVES Opposite, to 10cm long and oval, sometimes lanceolate, with entire margins, a dark-green glossy upper surface and a paler, slightly hairy lower surface. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Pink and white flowers are borne in branched, rounded clusters, to 9cm across; individual flowers are about 8mm across with 5 petals, pink outside and white inside. Rounded fruits are about 8mm long and steel-blue when ripe. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of Mediterranean region, but hardy and so widely planted here as a garden shrub or tree, also being used for hedging and shelter; naturalised occasionally.

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Date: 3 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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