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what plant to plant?

Can anyone help please? We have a nice new border to plant up and are looking for a plant to suit a particular spot.

The border is 6 x 6 feet and is east facing. The soil is acid and it is a sunny area. Ideally we would like an evergreen but not essential and medium height so won't spoil the view. Maybe a small tree?

The theme of the garden is grasses, elder, mallows, buddleia etc., so prairie type wildlife friendly plants. 

Any suggestions would be gratefully received.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,569

    Acid soil, so magnolia, camellia, azalea, rhododendron, hamamelis.

    More wildlife friendly would be one of the purple elders such as black lace.

  • WinniecatWinniecat Posts: 100

    Thanks Fidget. Hamamelis is a possible. We already have an aeder and magnolia and have just removed the others as they don't really fit with the theme.

  • WinniecatWinniecat Posts: 100

    Thank you Verdun, sounds great.

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