Monday, October 1, 2007

Spirea and Buckthorn and a Hedge and a Conifer?

Ok, if there's anyone out there reading who knows something about the two below plants, help a gardener out. I am in love with them from pics I've seen, a smattering of googled descriptions, and know right where I want them when I get rich.

Rhamnus Fine Line Buckthorn
Rhamnus frangula 'Ron Williams'

Ogon Spirea (or Mellow Yellow Spirea)
Spiraea thunbergii 'Ogon'

Apparently the buckthorn is non invasive. And the spirea, well, I've been looking at them WANTING to like them, but couldn't really do it until Ogon popped up. Wow.

And if anyone has suggestions for an evergreen hedge-like screen (non-manicured looking preferred, i.e. slightly wild and irregular and even a little open) of about 3-4 feet tall and about as wide, lemme know. Would such a thing do anything interesting? Flowers, color? This is on north side of the house, would get sun most of the day. Zone 5.

And if you have suggestions for a conifer on the north side, again sun most of the day (but maybe not much in winter), on a slight slope in clay soil in Z5, lemme know. Merci.

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