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Angus, United Kingdom Gb

I have 2 half barrels 42cm high and 58cm top diameter. Would like advice of suitable decorative shrubs or small trees.




In sun or shade is the first question, plus I'd say they're not deep enough for small trees, other than dwarf ones.

13 Mar, 2012


Dwarf pieris - variegated leaf colour, evergreen, flowers? Generally hardy but need an ericaceous/tree compost with good handful of grit to give free drainage. Pernettya is a pretty evergreen slightly ericaceous plant with either white, pink or deep pink berries in winter, best grown together in a group. For a hardy perrenial you cannot beat the agapanthus or hammerocallis varieties - very drought tolerant in any free draining soil in sun for most of the day.

14 Mar, 2012

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