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02/04/2013 at 08:59
I live in a bungalow and wanted to insert a centrepiece shrub or tree in a 4ft sq raised bed in my front garden. I'd like year round interest but it can grow too tall as it would block the light into my bedroom window. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks
02/04/2013 at 20:01
03/04/2013 at 09:05
Many thanks Danny
03/04/2013 at 09:53

What about a variegated cornus? Cornus alba elegantissima. It has red stems in winter white flowers early summer, and is easy to grow.

http://www.plantdatabase.co.uk/Cornus_alba_elegantissima

03/04/2013 at 10:58

How about a standard fushia, it won't provide all year interest but looks quite stunning

http://www.brooksidenursery.co.uk/standard-fuchsia-whip-spion-kop-plant-18993-p.asp

or

try this site for more ideas on small ornamental trees-all year interest.

http://www.ornamental-trees.co.uk/small-trees-c112/all-small-trees-c116/year-round-interest-t115

 

04/04/2013 at 12:55
Ooh Busy-Lizzie,the Cornus is a great idea thank you.

Will also check out the small trees link marshmello.

Thanks all for your help
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