Posted: 05/03/2016 at 16:45
I have a hedge of Golden King mixed with a few males so I get berries and have to say it doesn't like cold, strong winds which is what I expect you get in Yorkshire.
My garden is in central Belgium and exposed to strong cold winds and I find that evergreens don't like it. I've tried viburnum tinus, eleagnus, choisya, spotted laurel, and osmanthus and they've all died or been very weak. Some conifers do OK but not all.
Recently I've erected a windbreak of green mesh fabric, 1m25 high along our north and north west boundary and at last I have flowers on my hamamelis, an osmanthus which is growing well now but still small yet and happier perennials and shrubs in general.