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21/06/2013 at 19:28


I have an awkward gap under a conifer hedge. I'd like to put something evergreen in if possible. It's sheltered from rain and gets full sun until mid afternoon (but quite shaded by the conifers). I have tried a photinia red robin, still in place but not doing too well. I can move a fern but would like winter interest or I have a fatsia but not sure if it will grow there?

Above are some photos of the problem area, does anyone have any ideas? Thanks.


21/06/2013 at 19:31

I should also say it's the left hand corner, almost under the lighter coloured conifer.

21/06/2013 at 19:43

Maybe sarcococcus?

21/06/2013 at 20:10

Thanks figrat, I'll look it up.

21/06/2013 at 20:13

choisya ternata does well in a bit of shade and overhead protection

21/06/2013 at 20:40

I looked at choisyas today, I'm not sure which variety. Would others also be ok do you know, in case I can't find ternata?

21/06/2013 at 20:50

Mrs Garden

Go for the usual dark green form.  The yellow variety would not grow there.  Sarcoccoca would do well there and has fantastic scent in spring.

24/06/2013 at 18:02

Thanks everyone, the new choisya ternata is in situ along with its dark green foliage.  (Couldn't find a sarcococcus. )

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