Evergreen shrub suggestions

NynaeveNynaeve Posts: 17

I was getting tired with the neighbours kids riding their scooters over a path that goes round the side of my house to the back gate (it makes a LOT of noise indoors!) and today I came up with an idea.  I'll put some plant pots on the path to discourage them image

So I need ideas.  I know the world is my oyster etc but inspire me!  It needs to be able to grow in a pot (could be a large one) pref evergreen and possibly tall but not too wide.  I'm not sure what else to consider.


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,662

    Pyracantha will grow tall and narrow but can be spread wide like a fan if needed.  It is evergreen and has white flowers in spring which atract insect pollinators then red, orange or yelow berries in autumn which attract birds.

    It is also thorny so likely to deter errant kids and is often planted on boundaries as a burglar deterrent - which is your excuse if anyone complains..

    The Vendée, France
  • Rodgy-dodgeRodgy-dodge Posts: 117

    Box for shape maybe!

  • NynaeveNynaeve Posts: 17

    Thanks for the suggestions so far everyone!  The plant doesn't need to be prickly, I'm hoping that the pots themselves will be enough detterant - there won't be a straight path for the kids to ride across.

    I've never had a pyrocantha - why would anyone complain about them?  The path is not in anyones way at all, it's next to my house and there is a grass verge before the street (which is a cul de sac)

    The wall is part sun part shade.  I already have camelia, rhododendrens and mexican orange around my garden so I would prefer something different.  Ericaceous plants are not too much of a problem, although I don't have a water butt so would need to give them tap water to drink sometimes.

    Will google some of your other suggestions - keep them coming!

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