The Dwarf Laurustine (Vibernum tinus) is an evergreen, dwarf shrub in the Adoxaceae family. It is often grown as a hedge or edge plant. It is also known as the Laurestine and the Laurustinus.
It is native to Europe, North Africa, and the Mediterranean.
It grows to 3 metres (10 feet) tall.
It has leathery, dark-green, glossy leaves about 12 centimetres (5 inches) long and 5 centimetres (2 inches) wide.
Its inflorescence is umbel, with tubular, pinkish-white petals about 5-10 centimetres (2-4 inches) in diameter.
The dark blue-black druped berries ripen from August to September in the Northern Hemisphere.
The Dwarf Laurustine blooms in winter, but blossoms may be seen all year round.
Photographed at the National Botanical Garden of Georgia, Tbilisi, June 2022.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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