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Which plant for this corner?

sandyvsandyv Posts: 107

Suggestions please for what I can plant in this corner. South facing with thin dry soil. Something shrubby with bright leaves that I could keep pruned to the  height of the fence would probably be best. Flowers not important, but would be a bonus.

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  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,797

    The first thing that comes to mind for me is a cistus. 

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,577

    Shrubby salvia e.g. Royal Bumble?

  • Choisya has bright leaves and can be kept to that height.

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,632

    Choisya Ternata is a great choice for fragrance alone. The more finer leaf version Choisya Dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl' is just as good if you want a less dense looking shrub. Flowering twice in a year and responds well to pruning. 

    If you have the free draining soil and the sun, you could try Bupleurum Fruticosum, a really nice dry garden looking plant that looks so natural against your stone entrance. Evergreen blue/grey foliage and masses of lime green flowers lasting up to autumn. A tough plant in dry and windy conditions.

    Last edited: 15 October 2017 09:56:19

  • The shrub that came to mind for me was Sacococca confusa ( sweetbox ) it’s evergreen, fragrance is wonderful and it can be pruned.

  • sandyvsandyv Posts: 107

    Thanks for all these suggestions, I think a choysia sundance gets it, but all your suggestions  are so interesting that I might get some of the others for other parts of the garden :-)

    Last edited: 16 October 2017 09:10:06

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