Small garden tree with shower of Small white flowers

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Small garden tree with shower of Small white flowers

Post by MWP admin » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:02 pm

I found this in a front garden in Gozo. My first guess is myoporium but I the leaves are not like those of Myoporium laetum. It cannot be Sambucus at this time of the year! The tree was 2.5metres high
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Post by Glimbo » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:25 pm

If it was in a garden in the UK I'd have said Viburnum tinus. Did it have a scent MWP? Viburnums favour well drained soils here, and calceolareous conditions. Too much to ask that this should be V. tinus though I suppose - this plant is often used here for shade planting.

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:34 pm

Very Good Glimbo - I owe you one for this. I would never identified the plant. I made half an hour of research and it seems you hit the nail on its head. Morphologically, many things fits, and also the fact that it is a winter flowering time.


The only thing to check is the species as there are plenty of different Viburnum species.
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Post by RB » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:19 am

Yes about Viburnum. Have one but it does not get much water in summer and it spends much of the year looking miserable. Still I did not remember the name so all the credit to Glimbo.

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Post by Glimbo » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:57 pm

V. tinus, unmistakably. I discover it is,in fact, a mediterranean plant. :shock:

Here's a link to Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viburnum_tinus

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