I'm looking to plant a shrub/bush/small tree either side of our (north
facing) front door. I'd prefer evergreen, and something with
flowers/variegated leaves/fragrance so it keeps year round interest and
doesn't look too depressing in the winter time! I was thinking of
something that won't grow too fast or try and spread too wide - perhaps
a Camellia or a dwarf Rhododendron...
And I was wondering if anyone else had any advice or experience? Many
thanks in advance!
When I think of plants to go next to a north facing door, I would want
something that can survive killer -9 degrees C frost in June and can
survive in a desert when the +40 degrees C heat of late January arrives.
Without seeing a photo of the space you have allocated for planting
it's near impossible to suggest a particular plant, but if your space
is small there are many dwarf evergreen shrubs/trees... often a rock
garden of small conifers is suitable and low maintenence.
The newsgroup uk.rec.gardening is probably the best place for you to ask
your question. Most of the posters to this group are from outside the
UK. In fact I can't think of any regular poster here who is lives in
More-or-less right, although even uk.rec.gardening has been pretty quiet
recently! There are one or two UK posters here - I find it quite
interesting to see the problems others have in parts of the world with
different climates. I don't remember any other posters from outside the
US, though, and most of those seem to be from the SW or NE states.
Anyone ever seen a query posted from Alaska?
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