Camellia Les Jury Hedge
Hosta x 'Empress Wu' P.P.
This is a great combination of plants to hide an old fence or create some privacy to screen out neighbours on the south side of your garden.
Camellia Les Jury is a wonderful hedging variety that will quickly grow up and create an evergreen backdrop. We all have that one area of the garden - perhaps the neighbours fence has seen better days - and rather than replacing it, simply plant up in front of it and create an evergreen backdrop that will provide structure and flowers throughout all seasons. Begin with the Les Jury, plant these anywhere between 1m - 1.5m apart. I would go with 1m, as they will establish a bit quicker and I don’t like to wait any longer for things to happen than absolutely necessary. In front of the Camellia, try Hydrangea Limelight planted 1.5m apart. This Hydrangea produces stunning lime blooms and simply pops when planted in front of the dark green foliage of the Camellia. And finally, in between the Hydrangeas, mix up the Hosta and Hellborous, which will keep interest for the eye from ground level upwards. I have used Hosta Empress Wu and Helleborus Jacob, but get creative! With a plethora of options for both plants, mix up some varieties and find the best fit for your taste. Maintenance is very minimal, tip the Camellia once a year to encourage side shoots while getting established, and then a once a year trim to keep the desired height when mature. The Hydrangea requires a once-a-year trim come early spring once the last of the frosts have moved on. It’s a great move to keep the spent flower heads on Hydrangeas throughout winter as these protect the young buds that are forming from hard frosts throughout the colder months. The Hostas and Hellebores need no maintenance at all, as these plants will hibernate come Autumn and then reappear in spring and winter time respectively.
Width required: 3m
Camellia Les Jury 1m - 1.5m spacing to create hedge/privacy
Hydrangea Limelight 1.5m apart in front of Camellia hedge
Hosta Empress Wu & Helleborus Jacob - 1.5m apart, in amongst Hydrangeas
Foliage Colour: Green/Blue
Flower Colour: Red / White / Lime
South side of a house wall for an entrance planting
South side of a boundary fence to break up the lawn and fence
South side of a fence to add privacy
Helleborus Jacob boasts large single crisp white fragrant flowers with yellow centres that attract your eye from winter and into spring.
A magnificent filler plant for in amongst the garden or in a shaded area next to the house. Jacob is one of the earlier flowering Helleborus, with flowers appearing in June.
This plant is one of my all time favourites for getting some colour into the garden over winter. I love them planted out in mass in amongst a dark corner of the garden.
A compact clump forming perennial with large dark green leathery leaves. Semi evergreen. Plant in semi - full shade in a moist free draining soil. The flowers can be used in floral arrangements. Hardy. 20cm x 30cm
Hydrangea Paniculata Limelight. Paniculata. Is a Hydrangea with large conical flower heads that bloom a full display during summer-autumn. The flowers open to a fresh shade of chartreuse, then gradually turn cream and finally become a deep smoky shade of pink.