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I am after some advice about a couple of shrubs I need.
First these must be evergreen.
Grows up to 6 foot high and 3 foot deep
To be used as a barrier
Soil will depend on what shrubs I get as I will be replacing the soil with the best soil I can get my hands on.
May be asking for too much,but worth a try.
Mexican Orange Blossom - Choisya ternata 'Aztec Pearl'
Eleagnus Ebbingei - speckled leaves and tiny concealed flowers with the most amazing scent in late autumn - can be clipped to shape, but then you lose some of the scented flowers
Hedgehog holly (don't know its name) - prickly so a good barrier - flowers and berries
How exposed to the elements danny?
You could try...
osmanthus burkwoodii http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=1359
Prunus lusitanica http://www.bigplantnursery.co.uk/Prunus-lusitanica.html
Eleagnus quicksilver...will tolerate light shade http://www.bluebellnursery.com/catalogue/trees/Elaeagnus/E/971
What about photinia Red Robin, Evergreen and always looks different at different times of the year, Lovely white flowers in the spring and green leaves during the summer but then you have the lovely red as the leaves change in autumn and before the flowers appear in the spring, brilliant for hedging or as a single shrub, for me one of the most interesting and colourful shrubs in my garden. I would recommend it.
There are 2 other Choisyas as well, the normal green one with white flowers and the golden leaved Sundance.