Gardening in Southwest Washington State. Aiming for sustainability, diversity, ecological balance. Learning from tradition, science, experience, and experimentation. Growing fruits, vegetables, trees & flowers, & honeybees. Gardening for peace of mind.
Sunday, January 06, 2013
Unknown Shrub / Viburnum tinus
It's been blooming for a month. Maybe more. Freeze and snow didn't phase it. I don't know what it is.
This shrub came with the house. I haven't figured out what it is. Maybe an evergreen cultivar of viburnum. Or not.
Update: My friend Joan identified this shrub for me, almost immediately. It's a definite match: Viburnum tinus.
Must be rugged and vigorous, given these pics, and the neglect it's doubtless had. Blooms Oct to June. Evergreen.