Viburnum Tinus Eve Price is a true Winter bloomer which carries on flowering into the Spring.
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.
January 2018, the buds were turning white and it seems I got the watering regime correct, I am always nervous of container grown shrubs.
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.
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.
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.
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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