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HelloMaryJane · 28/06/2022 18:21

I'm looking for recommendations for permanent, evergreen, low maintenance, smallish (30cmx30cm max ish) plant in containers for either side of the front door. Oh and cheap as possible.
I don't want to do seasonal pots because then you always have times when the containers look less good or even empty waiting to be re-done.
I hate conifers.

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TodaysSocks · 28/06/2022 19:44

Sun level?

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LadyGardenersQuestionTime · 28/06/2022 19:50

Bay. Bombproof, just need cutting back every year or so.

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FourChimneys · 28/06/2022 20:00

Yew is "posher" than conifers and can be kept very small by regular clipping. You could even try a bit of topiary if you fancied it.

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HelloMaryJane · 29/06/2022 10:01

Sunny from dawn till about 12 in the summer.
Isn't bay pricey?
Will check out yew.

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LimonataRocks · 29/06/2022 10:16

Yew will prefer those sun/shade levels, I think.

Some hebes will be fine in that sun level as an alternative?

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LimonataRocks · 29/06/2022 10:17

Also, new zealand myrtles? Slow growing so ideal for pots.

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minipie · 29/06/2022 10:24

Bay
Sarcococca (smells lovely)
Daphne (smells lovely look for shade tolerant)
Viburnum tinus
Pittosporum (one of the compact varieties)
Camellia (flowering, but probably needs more regular cutting back than the others)

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