Help needed to choose a suitable plant.
We have a new garden wall that replaces an enormous privet hedge which needed too much attention to keep it neat. The wall is about 6 foot tall. It runs down one side of our back garden which, as we live on a corner, has the public footpath on the other side. We miss the privacy provided by the extra height we were able to have with the privet hedge and would like to plant a few plants along the wall which we can prune to have minimal bushiness up the trunk but which we can allow to bush out when it reaches the top of the wall to give a 'hedge' of a foot or two in height along the top of the wall. The wall is east facing and shady in places in our garden, but once it reaches the top of the wall the greenery would receive full sun from the south-west. An evergreen would be best, and we wondered if camellias would be suitable. We would be prepared to spend a bit to buy large plants to get the desired affect sooner.
- 17 Dec, 2012