Viburnum tinus

Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus) is a big bush that reaches 4 meter height. Its large, oval, not so hard but perennial leaves are characteristic. The blue metal, shining fruits ripen at the beginning of winter at once with the earlier flowering of next season. It grows either beneath the dense shadow of the holm-oak wood or in the open light of the macchia.

[photos Jordi Badia (1st and 2nd) and Florenci Vallès (3rd)]