Viburnum tinus 'Eve Price'

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Buy Viburnum tinus 'Eve Price' laurustinus: Gorgeous pinkish-white flowers

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: December to April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Flattened heads of pinkish-white flowers, opening from carmine-pink buds from December to April, followed by dark blue-black fruit. This popular form of laurustinus is denser and more compact than the species. Thriving in sun or shade, the shiny, dark green foliage provides an excellent evergreen backdrop for ornamental and feature plants.

  • Garden care: Remove any over-vigorous shoots that threaten the shape of established specimens in early summer, cutting them well back to within the plant's outline.

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Growing Well in Less than Perfect Conditions


The plant was quite small when it arrived but very healthy and has been quick to establish and grow despite being placed in a very dry area of our garden. It has flowered well and this year (after 18 months) we have an abundance of berries starting to appear.




This viburnum cheers me up in winter


Blooms though the long winter, I often snip off a few flowers to bring indoors

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Viburnum tinus Eve Price

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Will it grow in an exposed sight with gale force wind and rain? Dom C


I suspect this would be happier in a more sheltered position


I'm a bit confused! Please will you advise me whether I need to plant two Viburnum tinus 'Eve Price' in order to have berries? Many thanks Eliza


Hello, No, this is a self-fertile plant, so each plant will produce berries without a pollination partner.


Hi - i bought a camelia and a viburnum. I had originally intended to put them on opposites if the garden, but now I'm toying with idea of putting them in the same flowerbed. Question is how far apart is the minimum I can plant them? I have a quite small garden - and I'm looking for a packed in style, ie almost overgrown look with lots of plants so dont mind if the plants won't get their own space compleatky - but what is the closes acceptable for them to not kill each other off? Thanks!


Hello, The Viburnum has an eventual spread of around 3m, while the Camellias do vary in size, so how close you can plant them will vary depending on which one you have chosen. It is possible to plant them very close together (say 1m apart), but do keep in mind that in time the more dominant plant will usually take over at the expense of the other one.


I've seen a few small almost clipped balls of viburnum that look amazing. I want to add one to my garden but need it to stay small and 'almost' clipped. Is this possible to maintain or will I lose the flowering potential keeping it topiaried? If I can do it where do the flowers come from so I can make sure it stays flowering?


Hello there Yes Viburnum tinus varieties can happily be clipped to form a ball head, often you see them as 'lollipops'. They flower on the previous year's stems so pruning would normally be done after flowering in the spring. If you prune later in the year you run the risk of reducing the amount of flowers. Hope this helps

i planted a viburnum tinus eve price hedge last year. I would like to add some colour to the hedge over the summer period. Could you recommend a climbing plant i could combine into the hedge that compliments and will not affect the growth of my newly planted hedge.I would preferably like the colour to be white. Many thanks.


Hello, It is worth keeping in mind that whatever you plant will have an impact on the Viburnums as the plants will all be competing for water, light and nutrients. I would recommend waiting until the hedge is reasonably well established (so it can take the weight of the climber) before you plant anything else. When the time comes to plant the climbers, then they will need to be kept really well fed and watered. I would recommend something that is relativelyt compact and gets cut back each year - here are some of the best. Maria Cornelia Alba Luxurians


Ideas for a shrub to go between 2 Cotoneasters please? Dear Crocus Some advice much appreciated please. I have ordered a Berberis darwinii from you to fill a space between 2 Cotoneaster franchetti shrubs that run along a fairly short piece of garden fence. I cut away a gap between the 2 Cotoneasters to break up the uniformity last year, and put some Sedums in as the soil is pretty dry here, but this doesn't look right. It looks a bit like a shrine to me! This part of the garden is west facing so gets the afternoon sunshine, and the soil is clay based but without much depth. I thought the Berberis would be good as it is also evergreen, produces flowers and berries and according to the literature is pretty quick growing, and seems to tolerate most situations and soils. But I have a 4 year old and I'm now a bit concerned re the spiky leaves. So before the Berberis is sent out is there another shrub that you can suggest (ideally evergreen) that would do the job i.e. blend or contrast with the Cotoneasters and make a somewhat less uniform and more interesting block. Thanks for any advice.

Alan Vale

Hello there, I would be tempted to put in a Viburnum tinus as they are reasonably fast growing - just click on the following link to go straight to them. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Winter flowering shrubs and climbers to plant with new hedge Hello, I have newly planted a hedge (made up from Hornbeam, Rosa rugosa, Blackthorn, Cornus, Hawthorn and Hazel) about 50ft long. I have been told that if I was to plant amongst the hedge some winter flowering Clematis such as 'Wisley Cream' it would give some nice colour these bleak winter months when the hedge is bare of foliage. The hedge is south facing and although the ground is ???good??? heavy Cambridgeshire clay the hedge has been planted in a trench back filled with leaf mulch, chipped wood and spent peat. Although I have said about in-planting Clematis in the hedge, I am open to other plant suggestions if you have any. Regards Terry

Terry Allum

Hello Terry, If you click on the following link it will take you to all our winter flowering climbers - of which the Jasminum is tougher and more like a shrub. Alternatively, this link will take you to all our winter flowering shrubs. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Specimen Ceanothus or another large bushy shrub.... Good afternoon, When I was first looking for a Ceanothus to replace the one we have in our front garden, I looked on your website, but you only had small ones. Our once lovely Ceanothus has been pruned out of all recognition again this year, as I planted it a bit too near our boundary when it was a baby. I know it may come back, but it is getting ridiculous as every time it grows back it has to be cut back again severely and then ooks a mess for most of the year. Have you got a nice, tall, bushy Ceanothus to replace it? I love my Ceanothus but perhaps if you don't have a big one, do you have another large, flowering shrub as an alternative? Hope you can help Regards Margaret


Hello Margaret, it is rare to find larger sized Ceanothus as they are usually quite short-lived and don't normally live longer than 6 - 8 years. We do have a selection of larger shrubs on our site like Hamamelis, Hydrangeas, Magnolias, Acer, Cornus, Cotinus, Philadelphus, Syringa and Viburnum, so you may find something of interest. They will be listed in this section. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Evergreen Hedge needed Hello there, I hope you can give me some advice. I'm looking for an evergreen shrub to provide an division between me and my next door neighbour's front garden. Both of us don't know much about gardening, and we can't decide what type of shrub to have. We had a privit shrub before, but it just died we don't know why. So instead of planting another privit we would like some thing that doesn't grow too high, stays evergreen, flowers and also easy to manage, and not too expensive. Hope you can help. Kind regards Christine

christine grant

Hello Christine, One of the Viburnum tinus might be a good option, which can be cut back if it gets too big - just click on the following link to go straight to them. I am slightly concerned though as to why the privet died as they are usually very resilient. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Difficult corner... Hi We have a problem area in our front garden. It is a triangular bed with two sides bounded by low walls, which form part of the boundaries to our property. The soil is more alkaline than acid, and has been described as silt, with quite a lot of flinty pebbles. Most of the front garden is lawn, with one rectangular bed below our kitchen window. Unfortunately for us the whole corner area is overshadowed from the south by our next door neighbour's tree. This is a walnut, which during the summer months cuts off most of the sunlight from the bed and which also throws a rain shadow over it. The tree is protected by a preservation order but it has had the crown lifted and thinned. It is now filling in downwards with flowers, leaves, nuts etc all falling into the triangular bed at regular intervals. It seems to dislike any neighbouring trees - we lost a rather lovely white-flowering prunus from our front lawn two years ago, the crown of which grew just high enough to touch a branch of the walnut. I have read that walnuts exude a toxic substance, to keep rivals at bay! We have one Camellia japonica (about 2.5 metres high) and one Fuchsia magellanica which apparently are reasonably happy in their situation ina corner. We planted a small Pittosporum tenuifolium (which is surviving but not at all happy) and two Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens, both of which have died. We also planted six Vinca minor, three of which failed to survive. (The survivors have been moved to another bed). Are there any evergreen shrubs or perennials that might survive in this bed? We do want something that will at least partially block the view of a small block of flats on the opposite side of the road, but are finding it difficult to work out a solution to our present problem. So could you please suggest something that we could successfully plant, other than laurels or aucuba, both of which my wife dislikes. Kind regards Michael

Hello There, This is a very difficult situation for plants as there will be very little moisture and nutrients in the soil. The best plants will be the toughest, however even these will need to be kept really well fed and watered if they are to survive. Here are your best options Viburnum tinus Sarcococca Ilex Mahonia Euonymus fortunei varieties Alchemilla mollis Pachysandra terminalis Bergenias Iris foetidissima Lamiums Liriope muscari Cotoneaster dammeri I hope this gives you a few ideas. Helen Plant Doctor

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