Please suggest a shrub for this spot

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missmoneypenny

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Please suggest a shrub for this spot
« on: October 28, 2020, 07:32 »
This is in my brotherís garden. As background, I support him with practical issues, he has some MH difficulties. There is a gap in his fence where the garden has a bank up the back. It has wire mesh.  For privacy and to look nicer, I think a shrub there would be a good idea. The spot gets a decent amount of sun but would also be in shade part of the day. Something hardy but not a ď thugĒ, that would only need pruning a couple of timeís a year would be good, if it flowered too that would be a bonus. Itís in the south east. Thanks for any suggestions
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Re: Please suggest a shrub for this spot
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2020, 08:04 »
What about some native hedging to grow in & around the wire fencing, maybe edible berries etc for humans or birds & then plant a shrub at the front, hydrangea springs to mind or a fatsia, no flowers to speak of but interesting Ďballsí of berries & a lovely large leaf doesnít need pruning often, every couple of years but withstands a good hack then.
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Re: Please suggest a shrub for this spot
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2020, 09:24 »
A couple of evergreens would be nice, to hide the gap..
Photina Red Robin has red new leaves in Spring and a Chaenomeles japonica (flowering quince) red, pink or white flowers.
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Re: Please suggest a shrub for this spot
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2020, 10:00 »
Mahonia?
(Would grow quite big but not a thug. Hardy. Doesn't mind a bit of shade. Low maintenance. Flowers cheerfully, when the rest of the garden is a bit quiet.)

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Re: Please suggest a shrub for this spot
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2020, 11:12 »
Golden Leaved Privet perhaps.

 Apart from the hardest Winters lots of colour all year round but very bright in Springtime especially with the Sun on the leaves.

Scented flowers in Summer if left unpruned ( Chocolate scent, to my nose ) .

Fast growing but can easily be kept within bounds.



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Re: Please suggest a shrub for this spot
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2020, 16:48 »
Thank you for all these lovely suggestions. I like the look of the Photinia, it looks as if it would make really quite a handsome hedge. Also the Japanese quince could look lovely, maybe with a big hydrangea up towards the top of the bank. Plus I like the golden privet, somehow seems  more classy looking than the standard green one. I think Iíll download some pics and show to Ďbro to help him decide.



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