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Mediterranean style planting

Good morning all... I need guidance to identify a small tree/shrub suitable for a courtyard garden for a Mediterranean style feel - have looked  at a 'loose' style olive but understand olives have disease problems at the moment so any suitable alternative suggestions - position is part to full sun - thank you


  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,060
    edited April 2019
    Pyrus salicifolia pendula or Eleagnus 'Quicksilver' grown as a multistem or standard might give you the look. (The Eleagnus can sucker, apparently, so that would push me towards the Pyrus in a formal setting).
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,746
    Welcome to the forum.
    cCan you supply a photo? click on the icon which looks like a postcard of a mountain.
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,435
    Consider Genista aetnensis.. loved by the late Beth Chatto... her nursery sells it too..
    East Anglia, England
  • NollieNollie Posts: 6,771
    Hello Janet, I can think of plenty of Mediterranean shrubs to recommend, but small trees... hmm, maybe an Arbutus Unedo (strawberry tree), prefers a slightly acid soil. You can grow an Oleander as a standard tree form, but could be too tender depending on your location...
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
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