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By Damow

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

Hi everyone. Can someone suggest a medium to large growing shrub for a sunny corner well drained with 6ft fence on 2 sides trapping the sun, but also open to generally prevailing wind and rain? As disease/pest resistant as possible, pollinator friendly and giving good autumn colour? I know i know, the perfect plant!
Was thinking of cotinus variants but without the problems. Liking the green one especially. Any thoughts? In the UK by the way. Thanks.




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You are going to get a rush of people's favourite shrubs and I would also embrace the ones that are prolific in your surrounding location. Amalanchier canadensis would be my choice. The leaves will open with a bronze colour and then a smothering of white flowers. The flowers will, in turn produce a purple to black fruit. Blackbirds absolutely adore these but so do the wood pigeons. In autumn the leaves will turn orange, yellow and red. I have one as a centrepiece in my front garden.

12 Aug, 2018

 

Maybe one of the Rosa rugosa varieties?

12 Aug, 2018

 

Do you know Viburnum Mariesii? It’s lovely all year: very pretty white flowers followed by bronze leaves. A Nandina (heavenly Bamboo) would also be good as it’s evergreen, has white flowers, and has attractive differently coloured leaves which change randomly through the seasons.

12 Aug, 2018

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