Sooke comes to London

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwest Native Plants' started by The Plaid Penguin, May 8, 2011.

  1. The Plaid Penguin

    The Plaid Penguin Member

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    London, UK
    As a B.C. boy who is now living in London (UK) I want to re-create a little piece of Sooke in my (small) front garden.
    I know I should be looking to plant salal (Gaultheria shallon), and pot-bound Douglas Fir or cedar, but what other plants would give me the look, and perhaps more importantly the smell, of the west coast of Vancouver Island? And where can I source them from?
    Thanks for any advice.
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Britain zone 8/9
    Most BC native woody plants are readily available in Britain; try the RHS Plant Finder for sources (enter the scientific name in the search box). Note though that London is a lot drier than the west coast of Vancouver Island, more like Victoria or Vancouver. For the west coast temperate rainforest climate, you need to head to western Scotland.

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