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Evergreen specimen plant for full sun

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 18:53

Sorry for the long break, have just remebered i didn't update this thread. Got a nice escallonia apple blossom for the back of the bed and a magenta cistus rock rose in front of it

Evergreen specimen plant for full sun

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 18:39

Wow, thank you for all the replies! I was out all day yesterday due to broken washing machine (new one now purchased and installed) and have been in the garden all day today, so what a lovely surprise to return to this thread and find so many great suggestions, thank you.

Some of the plants mentioned I already have in other beds, so I'll probably pick something I haven't got. I will research all your suggested plants and let you know what I go for...

Evergreen specimen plant for full sun

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 13:32

Hello, 

I'm looking for an evergreen bush for the back of a bed that will cover up a fence and give some nice colour at some point during the year. Ideally 1.5-2.5m tall and 1m spread. Bed is in full sun on very sandy soil in Bedfordshire. 

I'm considering ceanothus but I see it doesn't like "cold, drying winds" and I'm not sure if this would apply to my bed. Is it quite a fussy bush or should I just give it a go?

Thanks very much, Jen

Enough space for a fatsia?

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 13:55

Thank you for your replies, I will look out for a sarcocca as that sounds much more suited to my space.

Enough space for a fatsia?

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 11:59

Hello,

My garden is on a steep slope so please bear with me while I try to give you a clear picture of the space I'm describing! I have a 65cm square space, approximately 5ft deep, in a bed which is confined by a breeze block wall on two sides. One of the other sides is the border between my garden and my neighbour's garden. It is a shady spot beside a fence and I would really like to plant a fatsia japonica there, but I'm concerned it will a) outgrow the space quite quickly, and/or b) spread into my neighbour's garden because it is blocked by the walls on my side and the roots therefore have no other direction in which to grow.

Please could anyone offer advice about whether this is a good idea or not?!

Thanks very much for any replies, Jen

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Evergreen specimen plant for full sun

Considering ceanothus - too tender? 
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Enough space for a fatsia?

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