Ideas for big embankment


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Hi folks,

My garden has two large embankments either side of a stream but they are a bit bare and could do with filling in with various trees/shrubs. The area doesn’t get direct sunlight during summer due to the bigger trees and I need something that ideally isn't going to shed any leaves in the autumn.

There are one or two lone rhododendrons which are ok but probably not growing quite as well as they should, I would be happy to go for a variety of things to make it look more interesting, ideally big in size and low on maintenance.

Any advice appreciated, I don’t have a clue with these things! Picture attached..
 

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what a Lovely Project Chakka. Its a little difficult to suggest plants that don't shed leaves as all plants Do at some point. To work with what you have I.e. Stream, trees ,Bank & Rhododendrons, in semi Shade Id Plant a Few Ferns look Up In Particular Japanese Painted Ferns, also Japanese Acers Come in lovely shades from yellow to red. I'd also look for a pyrus japonica or two, choisya, Heuchera , Camellia, Azalea, Aquilegia, Bergenias, Anemones Autumn & summer flowering, Augers, Digitalis & Asters ...........For a start(y)
 

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Bamboo? Pieris? Camellias? Yes, as Daren says, digitalis, vinca, hellebores, Daphne, box, fatsia and euonymus, variegated hebe which flowers in January.
 
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There's a house near us with a similar bank, I notice it each year when the whole bank is covered by a variety of colours of trailing aubretia.
 
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Big thanks to all of you, I will look into all of your recommendations and see what they have at the local garden centre. Can’t wait to get going!
 
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