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Can anyone please suggest a small evergreen bush in a shady area that will brighten up a dull sloping bank (small area)we would like something that doesnt go wild is reliable and is attractive in the winter( and even in the summer ). Iv,e been reading the gardening books , but find it difficult to work out which would be ideal.So I thought asking the question here, someone, would have from experiance , the answer, thankyou.



I know it is common but a spotted or variegated laurel makes a good splash of winter colour. I have kept mine at about 4 feet tall for many years by judicious pruning with secateurs. It is in a very dark almost sunless corner facing north and most years it has a crop of colourful green berries, turning red in December. Pruning will prevent it getting leggy and the wood is soft so it is easy to do.

21 Dec, 2014


thankyou for your reply, I somehow seem to have placed the question twice, please see my reply to my first question.

22 Dec, 2014

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