Evergreen Shrubs

Would anyone be so kind as to suggest a suitable flowering evergreen shrub that would be planted close to an eastward facing four foot high fence?  


  • RobotRobot Posts: 137

    Hi M.C.

    I think you are going to have to be careful with your choice as the shrub will be facing east and get the sun first thing.  Trouble is, after a frost a lot of shrubs, Camellia for instance, will be damaged by the sun so early on its frosted leaves and buds. 

    I suggest you look at the small leaved shrubs like some of the Hebes, Ceanothus, Chaenomeles or maybe Pyracantha (the birds will love you for the berries but your cardie won't love you for the thorns).

    I'm sure you'll get some more suggestions.  There's lots more knowledgeable folk than me here. 

  • Thanks Robot. I have a couple of Hebes in pots at the moment so I may transfer them. I already have a Pyracantha so I will look up Ceanothus and Chaenomeles. Once again thank you for your suggestions.

  • diggingdorisdiggingdoris Posts: 512

    Yes I would suggest a hebe, as they are a favourite of mine. I have Lots in my garden, planted in all aspects and they all thrive. There are so many different varieties, large, small, different leaf colours and flower colours, so there should be one to suit your conditions.

  • Thanks diggingdoris. Hebes it shall be! image

  • RobotRobot Posts: 137

    You're very welcome M.C.  image

  • diggingdorisdiggingdoris Posts: 512

    Glad I could help. The first of my 8 different bushes is just coming to flower as I speak. Big flower spikes a bit like a bottlebrush but purple.

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