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By Trefoil

United Kingdom Gb

i am looking for a small tree or shrub, evergreen or decidous, column shaped, about 3m x 1.5m for a shady spot. any suggestions?



How about a Choysia Sundance shrub,
My Mum loves the one outside the patio window as the shrub has yellow top leaves of Golden Yellow and brightens up the shaded spot and is evergreen, its like a burst of sunshine.
Jackie x

1 Jan, 2010


Hi Trefoil andwelcome to GoY the Choysia is a lovely shrub but, it isn't columnar and in most of UK is only considered half hardy. Take a look at Taxus Baccata, though you need to remember that they are VERY toxic. We are lucky enough to have a mail or female so have berries each year.

1 Jan, 2010


hi jackie, thanks for your suggestion but the choysia is too wide. I will bear it in mind for other parts of the garden. trefoil.

1 Jan, 2010


hello moongrower. thanks for your suggestion. it seems to tick all the boxes, looks really attractive with the berries on. trefoil.

1 Jan, 2010


It is super in my opinion and is not a fast grower. Try to get a female then if there is a male anywhere in the area you 'should' get berries. Look forward to seeing photos of your garden.

1 Jan, 2010


If you want any different ideas for evergreens, take a look at Bluespruce's garden! Plenty of choices there. Type 'Bluespruce' into the search box to find him. :-))

1 Jan, 2010

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