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Viburnum tinus 'French White' (Laurustinus 'French White')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Viburnum tinus 'French White'

Other names

Laurustinus 'French White'

Genus

Viburnum Viburnum

Variety or Cultivar

'French White' _ 'French White' is a fast-growing evergreen shrub with glossy, ovate leaves. From late winter to spring, it bears flat clusters of white flowers, followed by black berries in autumn and winter.


Viburnum tinus 'French White' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Rounded

Toxicity

The fruit can cause a mild stomach upset if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring; White in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse whitefly , Viburnum beetle Aphids , Glasshouse whitefly , Viburnum beetle

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Viburnum tinus 'French White' (Laurustinus 'French White') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils in sun or shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Viburnum tinus 'French White'

Other names

Laurustinus 'French White'

Genus

Viburnum Viburnum

Variety or Cultivar

'French White' _ 'French White' is a fast-growing evergreen shrub with glossy, ovate leaves. From late winter to spring, it bears flat clusters of white flowers, followed by black berries in autumn and winter.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Rounded

Toxicity

The fruit can cause a mild stomach upset if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse whitefly , Viburnum beetle

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Viburnum tinus 'French White' (Laurustinus 'French White') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils in sun or shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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