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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.



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


Maybe sarcococcus?


Thanks figrat, I'll look it up.


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



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?

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.


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

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