hi i have bought a large pot for front garden and would like some advice
as to a shrub i can put in same, needs to be evergreen for interest had
thought of japanese maple but i dont know if they are evergreen any
I don't know what the climate is in edinburgh and your description is rather
vague so I cannot give specific help.
Try the local garden club or nursery who will know more than somebody a
world away what will grow locally.
Are you sure it's not "Chinese" instead of "japanese"?
Try google searching for "evergreen maple" instead of "maple evergreen"
big difference in the search engines. From searching there does seem to
be an animal, ok plant. Not sure about trees, but seems to have some
A plant in a warm climate might be an evergreen and that same plant will
not be an evergreen in a colder northern climate.
I did a google street view map of edinburgh, UK. Nice looking downtown
street, of north bridge and High street. I like the looks of those
double decker busses. Is that where your from?
Enjoy Life... Dan L (Garden in zone 5a Michigan)
Even a very small bonsai... there are dwarf versions and Japanese
maple grows excrutiatingly slowly... but none that I've ever met are
Hi Mossie, you dont say what height you want this shrub to grow but
assuming you only want something fairly small I would go for a Pieris
forrestii, they are evergreen, have pannicles of very long lasting white
pitcher-like flowers in winter and then the new growth is a flame red in
the spring, giving a magnificent display, they then fade slowly back to
green through, salmon, light pink and lime green. They grow about 4-6"
per year, are quite hardy and thier only requirment is a slightly acid
soil and an occasional feed. They are available about 2ft tall to start
with and depending on the size of the tub, I would underplant with
something trailing and evergreen, to give a contrast, like Euonymous
fortunei (either a silver or gold low prostrate type) and this will look
nice all the year around.
best wishes Lannerman.
Have you ever heard of Google?
On the outside chance that you are truly helpless,
"Most species are deciduous, but a few in southern Asia and the
Mediterranean region are evergreen. Most are shade-tolerant when young,
and are often late-successional in ecology"
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