Short Variety Shrubs Suggestions?
Meomye Posts: 821
I have a raised planting area (approx 3ft high) above a wall that I would like to fill. I would particularly like smaller varieties of shrubs because they are already up high to begin with and I have to maintain them! I was thinking maybe a Choisya, is there a short variety? Evergreens would be my first choice because this area is at the front of the house on the drive and has a drab fence behind it which I want to avoid looking at.
Euonymus, box, ilex crenata, photinia 'Little Red Robin'. All evergreen and capable of being restrained.
There are several short hebe varieties that are evergreen but will give summer flowers as well. They've some in a flower bed at my local supermarket and they look attractive all year. A good garden centre should have a selection.
Thank you Verdon for your very detailed reply, the area gets the sun first thing in the morning, I am thinking no higher than about 4 ft because where they are already up on the wall they will actually be around 7ft high. I will peruse your suggestions and investigate suitability.
Thanks also to DD and Ceres, again I will investigate.
There's quite a few rhododendrons and azaleas would fit the brief.
As others said Hebes: sapphire is nice.
Berberis. You could find one that's got berries, flowers and evergreen like verruculosa
Pieris little heath