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what are the best evergreen to plant on a rose arch



More info required here - has the arch got roses on it already? If so, don't plant an evergreen permanent climber with them. If not, Trachleospermum jasminoides would be a good subject, IF the rose arch isn't in the full blast of a northerly gale and in shade.

30 May, 2010


That looks like something I could put on my rose arch Bamboo. Is it truly frost hardy? And will it mind not being in full sun - that part of the garden loses the sun by around noon each day in summer. I wouldn't call it completely shady though either......

I wasn't sure from the last part of your sentence whether you meant it should or should not be in shade :-/

30 May, 2010


I meant as long as its not in shade, Cestina - Trachleospermum likes sun, but doesn't need to be in full blast of it all day, so I should think a morning in sun would be fine. They are reasonably hardy, but do need a reasonably sheltered spot

30 May, 2010


Thanks - I realised this afternoon I was wrong about the sun anyway. It's the terrace that gets the shade around midday (thank goodness). That bit of the garden was still in full sun at around 5pm!

30 May, 2010

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