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flowering shrub for well used area

I am looking for a medium height shrub for an area well used by my teenager. Must be able to take an occasional beating from his basketballšŸ˜¬

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  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,914
    Let's have a picture of the area
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198
    Potentilla will cope with all sorts of abuse, and will grow virtually anywhere.Ā 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,914
    Budlea?
  • katrinkempkatrinkemp KentPosts: 74
    thatā€™s the area @Nanny Beach, @Fairygirl - i tried roses - they donā€™t like beating šŸ˜¢
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198
    PotentillaĀ  ;)
    Thorny shrubs will work, but it may not suit being beside the patio. Spirea are pretty tough too - not very fussy as to site and aspect either. The white spring ones are nicer than the pink ones, but I'm biased. I hate wishy washy pinkĀ  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LoxleyLoxley NottinghamPosts: 4,653
    Talking of wishy washy pink, Rosa 'The Fairy' would probably fare ok, it's a tough and compact bushy rose. I really like it. But Potentilla is a good idea.Ā 
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