Structural plants for woodland garden
I'm looking for some recommendations for structural plants for a woodland garden. I have a long narrow border in my garden, which is situated in shade (only a couple of hours sun in the morning). Dimensions are approx 1m wide by 6m long.
I previous planted two phormium there but as you'd expect, they are simply too large for that space - I've admitted defeat and removed them. I'd like to plant something in their place, something evergreen/structural to compliment the other planting I have - hostas, ferns, dicentra, foxgloves, lady's mantle etc.
I'm not afraid of planting something large, but something that won't grow too big i.e. max 5ft. Any recommendations on what I can replace these with? I want to get them in asap for the start of growing season......
(I've tried to upload a photo - hope it works. This is when I first planted it, so it's more mature now....)