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flowering shrub with upright growth

iamtoiamto Posts: 111

I need a shrub along my driveway against the neightboors (they have a netting fence), but the space to plant is only about 1 meter wide, så any ideas what i can plant that grows more upright?

It should be above 1m, but not higher than 3m image

So far I have thought about yellow potentilla, goats beard and hydrangea paniculata "vanilla fraise".

Last edited: 02 August 2016 15:24:53


  • Hydrangea is a great idea, as it'll be happy in almost any aspect as long as it has plenty of water in th growing season.  Look at physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo' and pittosporum 'Garnettii'.  Both upright in habit (the physocarpus more so) and the pittosporum evergreen, too. 

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Duetzia, ceanothus which is evergreen there's a huge range to choose from.

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,804

    My hibiscus are both quite upright.  Slow to get going in spring but great when in bloom.

    What about photinia Red Robin of sarcococca which are both evergreen and can be kept pruned to size.   The sarcococca will give you fragrance when it flowers.

    I find potentillas are more hummocky and wide than tall and also prefer the white and terracotta flowered forms.  They do look a bit dull in winter.   

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
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