Evergreen scented hedge

Discussion in 'Small Space Gardening' started by violeta, May 19, 2005.

  1. violeta

    violeta Member

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    Vancouver, B.C.
    I want a hedge that grows to 5'-6', needs no more than 2 trims a year, is evergreen and is scented.
    I did a bit of research and chose myrtus communis.
    I found at Cedar Rim a myrtus communis compacta. The tag says it's a medium grower, it goes up to 6' and it's scented.
    Then I learned that if over watered, the leaves turn chlorotic.
    I leave in Vancouver, so lots of rain. Is the rain going to affect my myrtle?
    Is myrtle a good choice for a hedge in this part of the world?
    Does anybody have some experience with it?
    I also bought some laurel (evergreen and scented flowers) but I am told that due to pruning, one never gets to enjoy the flower scent.
    Any suggestions?
    Thank you.
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    WA USA (Z8)
    Osmanthus delavayi would be a better choice for Vancouver. There is a sheared hedge of it at Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle.

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