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Re: Can anyone suggest a low growing evergreen to frame front door steps?

Message from Sam Holland

In forum: Ornamental plants

You might consider Sarcococca hookeriana digyna, which is low-growing 1.0x1.2m,h x w, slow, but with delicious fragrance in Feb-Mar. Or similarly fragant Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'
1.3x1.5m, also slow (and expensive due to propagation difficulties), but tolerates a limey soil. Dislikes hard pruning, as indeed do all daphnes, but small bits can be brought into the house, as can Sarcococca. Avoid Viburnum tinus, which is a martyr to several nasties.

  • Posted: Fri. 3rd December 2010 12:24

Climber for a west facing wall

Comment from David Sewell

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hello Sophie,

Interesting that you're not having much luck with Clematis. It might be worth hoofing out some of the soil in the border and replacing it with good new stuff or at least enriching the soil and then trying Clematis armandii which is white-flowering scented, evergreen and pretty vigourous.
One of the semi-evergreen scented Honeysuckles like Lonicera japonica 'Halliana' or 'Halls Prolific' would be worth a look too. Amazing scent! Wisteria sinensis is also mildly scented and would love a west facing wall but obviously isn't evergreen.

For small scented shrubs you could try one or two of the following:
Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'
Lavandula - loads of varieties to choose from but Hidcote is a reliable old cultivar.
Lonicera purpusii - one of my favourites and flowering now.
Philadelphus 'Lemoinei'
Viburnum carlesii - another favourite of mine and now much easier to find than it used to be.

All best,
David Sewell NCH, NDH

  • Posted: Sat. 21st March 2009 10:36