Bush ID

Asked February 7, 2013, 3:57 PM EST

What is this evergreen bush? Is it a NW native? Oregon native plant or otherwise?

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question to Ask an Expert. Your bush is a Viburnum tinus, common name Laurustinus. It is native to southern Europe. You may have a popular cultivar known as "Spring Bouquet." It blooms in late winter/early spring and the bright blue berries sometimes persist into the winter. More information and photos are available on Oregon State University's landscape plants database here:

http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ldplants/3plants.htm#viti

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