Lawn centre piece needed
strummingdave Posts: 6
Totally new to this forum and came in search of advice for our current problem. We have recently got rid of a pampas grass from the centre of our small front garden lawn....we are now left with a soil centre approx 6 ft diameter.....we are looking for a centre piece that wont run wild and take over the lawn area ( as the pampas did ), something which gives colour all year round , and grows to about 4 - 6ft in height and spread. We have looked at the weeping style of tree in the garden centres but were told that the one we fancied lost its leaves in winter despite having blossom in spring and leaf colour changes in autumn . Any advice is would be very welcome and thanks in anticipation.
Choisya ternata https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=427
thanks Papi Jo....I will take a looksee
O that sounds interesting I shall look into that....Thank you
is there anything in the weeping cascading style.......about 4-5 foot high , similar spread ?
Some ideas here https://www.ornamental-trees.co.uk/weeping-trees-for-small-gardens-c194#page1
they won't all be suitable for your position, but it's a start ...
thanks Verdun....this is all good info for me....so I can wander the garden centre with a little more purpose than just wandering aound........TVM
Not that I know much but camellias are nice. Some varieties I think grow big. We haven't got one except in a pot but I've seen other gardens with them in ground and they're beautiful all year round. Also one of my neighbours has a lovely acer in the lawn, not sure what variety it is but it looks lovely. Same neighbour has rosa mutabilis in the middle of the lawn, it's so beautiful and has flowered three times this year.
If you have the right aspect, a Camellia would be stunning, strummingdave. If the site's a bit exposed, the flowers may take a battering in spring weather, but they're superb in the right conditions. Beautiful evergreen. Keep it well watered through summer if you're in an area of low rainfall though
I know you're keen to have an evergreen, but don't dismiss the weeping ornamental pear Pyrus salicifolius. Beautiful if you get a good, well shaped one to start with, and can be pruned to keep it from getting too big.
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...