Viburnum Tinus Spirit or Laurustinus Spirit Since it offers year-round interest and needs little care to thrive, Viburnum Tinus or Laurustinus, as it is more commonly known, is one of the most popular compact evergreen shrubs we sell. The Spirit variety is prized for its lovely winter buds and blossoms that last up to six months, as well as its lush, dense foliage. Viburnum Tinus Spirit is synonymous with Viburnum Tinus Anvi.
The dark green, leathery ovate leaves serve as a beautiful contrasting backdrop to pale pink winter buds. In the spring, the buds open to fragrant, tiny white blossoms borne in clusters, which stay on the shrub up to six months. Apart from being highly decorative, the flowers attract beneficial pollinators. The prolific floral display is followed by blue-black berries that offer interest in the autumn and are a favorite with birds.
Height and Spread of Viburnum Tinus Spirit More dense and compact than its close relatives, Laurustinus Spirit can achieve a maximum size of 2 metres, both high and across.
How Hardy Is Viburnum Tinus Spirit Laurustinus Spirit is fully hardy in the United Kingdom. This broad-leaved shrub tolerates salt sprays, which makes it an excellent choice for coastal gardens.
How To Use Viburnum Tinus Spirit With dense, glossy foliage and year-round interest, Viburnum Tinus Anvi is often planted as a compact hedge. The mass planting will also encourage a more prolific berry production, which only adds to this shrub’s appeal.
Versatile and attractive, this lovely rounded shrub will look equally good if planted on its own in the garden or as an addition to a mixed shrub border. To fully appreciate the months worth of scented blossoms, plant Laurustinus Spirit in a large container near a patio or on a balcony.
How To Care For Viburnum Tinus Spirit Easy to grow and to care for, Viburnum Tinus Anvi is suitable for beginners and experienced gardeners alike. The ease of maintenance is one of the many reasons why this showy evergreen cultivar is so popular: it needs no routine pruning to keep its compact, rounded form neat and healthy.
This evergreen flowering shrub is incredibly adaptable when it comes to planting location, and it will flourish anywhere from full sun to full shade, as long as it is in a sheltered spot. Grow this variety in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil.
Striking and adaptable, Laurustinus Spirit does not require extensive maintenance or impossible growing conditions but offers year-round interest and desirable features. For more lovely evergreens, make sure to take a look at our selection of shrubs for screening and hedging. More information on Viburnum on our blog.