Posted: 25/04/2013 at 19:50
As long as he doesn't get a very cold winter. Lost all my lonicera balls in just a minus _15C but with no snow to make a blanket.
Laurel has large leaves that look dreadful when trimmed witha machine as their edges go brown. It can also get badly frosted and take ages to recover.
Privet is good and comes in gold and green forms. Yew is great as long as there are no grazing animals nearby. Trimmed foliage must be carefully swept up though.
Escallonia is evergreen in mild winters and also has blossom in spring. Pyracantha can be grown as a hedge plant and also has spring blossom and autumn berries but it does have thorns.