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#28969 Apr 22nd, 2007 at 06:43 PM
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I have just cleaned out a border next to my front porch which runs under a large, low window. I am looking for suggestions for maybe, two shrubs to take the place of the plants I have removed. The house is facing East and I have Azaleas and Japonica Pieris on the other side of the porch. The window is only three feet from the ground.Any suggestions will be welcome.
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Nobby #28991 Apr 22nd, 2007 at 07:21 PM
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i don't know if it is hardy for your area, but indian hawthorne is a very nice plant that would be the right size.

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Indian hawthorne looks very attractive. Unfortunatly our winters are too cold. I believe it does best in zones 8-11. We are zone 6 here in CT.
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Nobby #29301 Apr 23rd, 2007 at 09:03 AM
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Viburnum, dwarf alberta spruce,..... I'll think of more....


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Yu bush....


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Thank you for the advice and the website.
I've purchased a mini Rhododendron which should only grow to a couple of feet, 'Purple Gem', an Euonymus, 'Emerald Gaiety' and a Dwarf Alberta Spruce to put in the corner beside the porch and next to the window. I'm also looking for the 'Daphne odorata'
I have now been inspired to clean up some other aged very woody shrubs and generally tidy up the whole border.
Once again thank you!!!!!!


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Nobby #35157 May 1st, 2007 at 04:22 AM
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You've got a nice selection. Post some pics when it's all planted. Euonymus are so pretty but don't overwinter here.


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