Which evergreen shrubs for a windy spot?

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  1. ellgee

    ellgee Apprentice Gardener

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    Can anyone suggest any evergreen shrubs/bushes to plant in our new border.

    It's an open aspect, can get quite windy but has full sun.

    The border has two purposes - to create a wind break for the rear garden, and to act as a security barrier from the road.

    We want it to look nice (ie not just a row of conifers), hopefully attract birds/wildlife, and be evergreen.

    Any suggestions welcome...

    thanks
     
  2. brazil

    brazil Gardener

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    hello just a few ideas
    pittosporum tenufolium
    prunus laurocerasus [laurel]
    fuschia maggelanica
    cistus [many varieties]
    escallonia appleblossom
    oleria macrodonta[daisy bush]
    vibrnum tinus
    last 2 birds seem to nest in regular good luck
     
  3. tinkerbell

    tinkerbell Apprentice Gardener

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    Bamboo. you can buy different hieghts and shades of green. I love it. good luck.
     
  4. Fran

    Fran Gardener

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    To the suggestions already posted, add Berberis and mahonia.
     
  5. brazil

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    bamboos are excellent but not black bamboo will not tolerate exposed areas
     
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