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Is there an evergreen that will grow

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BabblingWreckSimianBrain Thu 18-Oct-12 18:39:40

horizontally, and vertically up to about 4 feet?
My neighbours at the back decided to take huge chunks out of the ivy hedge. They did this 3 years ago and it's not growing back. Not a problem for them as the hedge on their side only shields a path but from that path they can see right into my garden, dining room and kitchen...
I am looking for an evergreen that can live in semi shade and maybe twine along the ivy and hopefully grow up about 4 feet but it's the horizontal that's most important as the existing ivy is much thicker at the top than at the bottom where they've hacked it out.

bumperella Thu 18-Oct-12 21:56:37

Try looking at the RHS web-site - they've a "plant selector" section, where all you do is choose what features you need from various drop down boxes and it churns out a list of options. Is really good.

BabblingWreckSimianBrain Fri 19-Oct-12 09:44:08

That's a brilliant site, thank you.
I think winter jasmne should do the job nicely, apparently it can grow quite high and across, plus flowers in January.

BlueChampagne Fri 19-Oct-12 12:58:08

Choisia can also be good and bushy, and the leaves smell nice.

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