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Plant Suggestions (Fragrant, Ever-green, Shade-loving)

lawrence 804lawrence 804 Posts: 22
edited March 2019 in Plants

I am looking for a shrub with the following qualities:

[  ] Pale colourful flowers
   [  ] Yes: yellow, pink, orange
   [  ] No: white, red, purple, blue
[  ] Fragrant
[  ] Ever-green
[  ] Shade-loving
[  ] Acidic clay soil
[  ] Self-standing / not a crawler
[  ] Under 1.5 meter tall (i.e. can be pruned to this height)

Any suggestions would be very welcome!


  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    Mahonia? They are not all large.
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699
    You can take a look at Abelia 'Edward Goucher'. Very slight scent. If planted in shadier locations, less prolific flowering. Osmanthus x Burkwoodii is a slow grower so easy to manage at the height you require. Scented small white flowers in spring into summer.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,157
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Great suggestions, thank you!

    How well would a Rhododendron Fragrantissimum cope?

    The spot gets some sun very first thing in the morning, probably from 5am-8am. 
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