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Border Shrubs that will Thrive Beside Your Fence

Posted on 05/03/2024

close up image of Ceanothus along the bottom of a fence

When planting alongside your fence, choosing the right shrubs is crucial. After all, you want healthy, vibrant plants that complement your beautiful new fence from Norfolk Prestige Fencing, not droopy, wilted plants struggling to survive!

The key consideration? Sunlight. Does your fence line receive full sun most of the day, or is it mostly shaded? Here are some fantastic options for both sunny and shady spots, all perfectly suited to the UK climate.

Sun-loving Shrubs:

  • Viburnum: This delightful shrub boasts clusters of fragrant white flowers in spring, followed by vibrant berries in autumn. It thrives in full sun and well-drained soil.
  • Ceanothus: Also known as Californian Lilac, this evergreen shrub offers stunning displays of blue flowers throughout summer and enjoys sunny positions.
  • Lavender: A classic choice, lavender brings a touch of elegance and fragrance to any border. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil.

Shade-loving Shrubs:

  • Hydrangea: With their mop-like blooms in various colours, hydrangeas are a popular choice for shady areas. They appreciate moist, well-drained soil.
  • Honeysuckle: This fragrant vine climbs beautifully alongside fences, providing both privacy and delightful summer blooms. Choose a variety suitable for shade.
  • Sarcococca: This evergreen shrub offers beautiful winter interest with fragrant white flowers and glossy green leaves. It thrives in shade and moist soil.

Ready to add the perfect finishing touch to your fence line?

Norfolk Prestige Fencing can help! We offer a wide variety of fencing solutions to complement your garden design, and our team is always happy to advise on plant choices based on your specific needs. Contact us today for a free quote and let's create a stunning outdoor space together!

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