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By Anitasr

United Kingdom Gb


We live in a small terreced house in London. We have a small space on either side of our porch 6' x 4'. We were initially hoping to plant an acer on one side but it looks like it needs atleast 3 or 4m of spread space. I was looking for an alternative for dramatic effect at the front of the house.

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bay trees or any topiary plants will do this. Any slow growing shrub would be nice to. I like skimmia and my mum had 2 in pots by her front door.

1 Apr, 2011


I'd ask whether the area you want to plant is in full sun, or very shady, or half and half - or which way the front of the house faces.

1 Apr, 2011


Thanks seaburngirl. I will check them out.
@bamboo - It is West facing...

1 Apr, 2011


Maybe Euonymus japonicus 'Chollipo'?

2 Apr, 2011


Fatsia japonica 'variegata' - you don't often see the variegated form, and its striking when you do.

2 Apr, 2011

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