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Small shrubs for along a border

Postby katski13 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:03 pm

Hi everyone,

I have just put in a new garden bed and I am after some small shrubs to put along the front - its is 5.1m long. I am considering using Armeria Bees Ruby however I am hoping someone can give me some other suggestions?

It will get afternoon sun, and part of them would be under the wattle tree ( see photo).


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Re: Small shrubs for along a border

Postby greg.l » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:36 pm

Tradescantia, oreganum, parahebe, salvia, daphne.
Just a few suggestions.

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Re: Small shrubs for along a border

Postby Joanna » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:22 am

Do you want a variety of plants or a low hedge? I have a planted a similar strip with the low Gardenia radicans which I've seen clipped into a very attractive neat border. I planted mine last summer and they have survived our cold winter and have put on a good spurt since the weather warmed up ( a little!) :D
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Re: Small shrubs for along a border

Postby karyn » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:13 pm

Correa Pink Mist (also sold as pink bells - make sure it's Correa Pulchella) Stays smallish and neat and compact, will take full sun as well as shade. Tough as old boots once established.
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Re: Small shrubs for along a border

Postby ivan78 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:14 pm


You could try the following as well:

Polygala Fairy Lights
Helleborous (avoid the white flowering variety)

And as the guys have suggested as well :D
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Re: Small shrubs for along a border

Postby Temora140 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:24 pm

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Re: Small shrubs for along a border

Postby charlie_bruno » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:02 pm

I was also goin to suggest hebe's or perhaps mondo. Or what about liriopes?
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