Viburnum Tinus Eve Price

Viburnum Tinus Eve Price is a true Winter bloomer which carries on flowering into the Spring.

Viburnum Tinus Eve Price

Performance in our Fife garden

Planted in a container in May of 2017, this rather mature specimen of Eve price settled in nicely in the courtyard area of our garden and never showed any objection to being planted in a pot.

The pale pink buds started to show in late Autumn.

Viburnum T inus Eve Price

January 2018, the buds were turning white and it seems I got the watering regime correct, I am always nervous of container grown shrubs.

Viburnum Tinus Eve Price

February arrived and the flower buds were opening and looking at its very best in late February when it came into full bloom.

Deep blue/purple berries are expected to form after flowering is over, I will have to add a picture if this does indeed happen.

I am extremely pleased with this shrub in our garden, a great all year rounder.

Plant description

Viburnum Tinus Eve Price grows to around 2mtrs/ 6ft6in tall,

Compact in appearance, with glossy dark evergreen leaves. Pink flower buds turning white from late Autumn into Winter.

The buds open into clusters of pure white starry shaped tiny blooms from late Winter into Spring.


Viburnum Tinus Eve Price

The ornamental interest of Eve Price is enhanced by having pink buds, white buds and white flowers all showing at the same time.

Some years the shrub can be smothered in blooms and other years a bit more sparse.

The dark blue/purple berries hang on for a long period, the garden birds are fond of them so we won’t object if they disappear sooner than expected.

Viburnum tinus is a good choice for an evergreen hedge or stand-alone specimen

• Hardiness – fully hardy in most parts of the UK

• Height – 2 meters (approx)

• Common name –  (laurustinus) simply because it resembles Laurel. Tinus belongs to the family Adoxaceae, native to the Mediterranean and North Africa area.

• Position – North, South, East or West. Flowers best in full sun/partial shade.

• Soil – Happy to grow in any decent garden soil which is free draining.

• Pruning – Eve price is compact and neat in habit. If you do have to prune, do so in Spring when flowering has gone over

• RHS award of garden merit.

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February in our garden

I have been very busy in the courtyard area these last few weeks. Well, I call it the courtyard, it was really part of our drive which I sectioned off.

Pots in the West facing border, also in East, South and North. Although it did look quite good in Summer, it just wasn’t quite right.

Before this very cold spell started on the 27th February, named the beast from the east. I got cracking with the West facing border and lifted over 300 of the paving bricks, leaving me with a deep layer of hardcore. A proper garden border was taking shape.


Unfortunately, I found the removal of this hardcore too much for me and got myself some help.

Having added topsoil and cemented in the edging. I think it is now looking very promising all planted up.

It has now turned very cold and snowy. minus 3c wind chill making it feel minus 11c.

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14 thoughts on “Viburnum Tinus Eve Price

  1. You have done a fantastic job making the border. Well done! It looks really lovely. What are the tall deciduous shrubs? Looking forward to seeing the border in summer.

  2. Ah, great choice. Have just planted some amelanchier myself, well, last week before the snow arrived. Looking forward to seeing them (mine and yours) in a few weeks. Ellen.

  3. Hello Alistair, we used to have a pair of old viburnum tinus that we actually took out because of the viburnum beetle would leave the leaves in ribbons and they were too big for the space. I love your new border, I can see you’ve put netting on the wooden fence so I’m expecting climbers (Clematis?) to make themselves known.

    1. Thanks for pointing out the Viburnum beetle issue Sunil. I witnessed this problem in Cheshire. Ner did come across it in Scotland. Support for the climbers, well spotted. Clematis, not expecting them to make much impact this year.

  4. Your courtyard looks wonderful with the new bed. I always enjoy seeing your garden and what you’ve been up too.


  5. Hello Alistair you gave me a giggle so I have to thank you .. we woke up to MORE snow this morning .. I am going to post some pictures on my blog in a bit.
    My brain is a bit addled so I can’t remember what I had previously said in this post of yours .. other than I thought this was a gorgeous viburnum and that your courtyard garden was beautiful (I would love to have one like that !
    You are such a perfectionist with your garden skills .. truly wonderful ! .. You are so lucky to be able to do anything outdoors right now … I will have to wait for the snow to melt again and WAIT for Spring to make up her mind to finally stay for good ? .. is that really going to happen ? LOL
    I hope the comments show up now .. no more “bugs” with the website ! swing by some time and check out my winter pictures (I have to go do that post !)

    1. Hello Joy, Thanks for getting back to me All seems to be well now. I will pop over and have a look at those snow scenes. Had to do a little bit of editing, I mean (cute) c’mon I am a macho guy. hmm!

  6. just wanted to stop by and explain about the Goldfinches .. you may be confused when you saw how dark they are .. that is their winter coat here .. another month or so they turn that brilliant yellow gold they are known for .. so gorgeous ! .. but while the cold and dark prevail they are dull in colour

  7. Great to see the border beginning! Removing those bricks must have been a lot of hard work – nice to have some hired muscles! The Viburnum sinus is great. I like the foliage as well as those long lasting blooms!

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