Posted: 31/03/2017 at 16:37
This particular shrub is sold by some companies as a hedging plant so I guess you could plant them closely together.
However, I agree with Obx that it would probably be a mistake to put 3 or 4 Vib Tinus in that spot.
I've not grown Eve Price so I don't know how large or how fast it grows - but it sounds as though you know the plant well.
If you know that a single Eve Price would eventually fill the space I would plant one and nurture it.
If you know that 2 Eve Price would probably fill the space better and more completely you should go for that option. The Vib Tinuses (variety unknown) inherited in both my last 2 gardens responded really well to being cut hard back. If you do plant 2 and they become a bit big for the space they probably won't mind a hard prune each spring to keep them a bit smaller.
In the meantime - if you need some additional screening now - you could consider putting in a couple of garden obelisks with clematis growing through them. This would give an instant sense of height and separation. The clematis won't be evergreen but you would have the structure of the obelisks year round. You may need to dig the clematis out in a few years time. The obelisks can be moved elsewhere in the garden when you no longer need them.
Last edited: 31 March 2017 16:43:03