The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Ideas for interesting/colourful shrubs


By Kornos

Surrey, United Kingdom Gb

Can anyone suggest a few shrubs to fill some spaces at the back of the side borders against the fence please. Colourful, flowering scented and quick and easy to grow!
Variegated evergreens? Is that asking too much! Any suggestions would be very welcome. Thankyou.



You must forget the everygreens because it are not vigorous and this trees need 3,4 years after the plantation for starting their vegetation ,this trees growth

And we have to know if it'is sunny place or not a foto will be welcome

sorry for my pour english

20 Jun, 2008


If it's a shady area, there are Euonymus fortunei varieties such as 'Emerald 'n' Gold' or 'Silver Queen' These can actually be trained to scramble up a fence. Alexandre is right - we need a bit more information about the site, space available and not forgetting the type of soil you have. Is it acid or alkaline? A photo would be very helpful.

20 Jun, 2008


Buddlea fulfil all your points except for variagated leaves. They have scented flowers, the butterflies love them and they keep some leaves in the winter and they are very easy to grow and they are the fastest growing shrub in my garden. I know some folk don't like them because in certain conditions thay are too vigorous.

20 Jun, 2008


Just had another thought - Hebe! You can get taller - growing varieties like 'Great Orme' which have a long flowering period and they are evergreen. Good for bees and butterflies like Buddleja, too!

21 Jun, 2008

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?