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Plant suggestion for tricky fence

Hello, can anyone suggest a plant to green-up this east-facing fence? I’ve tried chaenomeles (which died) and honeysuckle (one grew reasonably well, if somewhat rangy but the other two sort of died🧐). There is a beech hedge on the other side which is maybe making things tricky, I can only think of ivy...

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  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489
    Euonymus fortunii?

    1. Image result for Euonymus Varieties UKImage result for Euonymus Varieties UKImage result for Euonymus Varieties UKImage result for Euonymus Varieties UK


    2.  All varieties of Euonymus Fortunei are evergreen and hold their colour particularly well in winter. Height and spread does depend on the variety from 1m / 3ft for "Emerald n Gold" up to 2.5m / 8ft for "Silver Queen".


    SW Scotland
  • I do love euonymus, I’m jealous of my neighbour’s! Thanks Joyce-I wonder if it could handle this seemingly tricky spot...
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,449
    What about just letting the beech poke through and pruning it close to make a green wall?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Ha yes B3 I had that idea but my husband chopped it all back, I’ll try selling it as the easy option... I might let the wild ivy grow on too, that might help fill all the gaps. Thanks for the replies
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