Gardening in Southwest Washington State. Aiming for good food, sustainability, diversity, ecological balance. Learning from tradition, science, experience, and experimentation. Growing fruits, vegetables, trees, and flowers. Growing from seeds, cuttings, divisions, and grafting. Puttering meditation.
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.