Magnolia 'Little Gem'-easily controlled to te 2.5-3m height range that suits your requirements ben. Will generally form a clipped block of foliage over time though not as dense as the lilly pilly we chatted about.  *Could be used as a  "pleached" hedge(stripping the trunk of foliage and promoting foliage on the top half of the plant) so that a second tier of plant material can be included underneath for a more dynamic visual aesthetic.

Magnolia 'Little Gem'-easily controlled to te height range that suits your requirements ben. Will generally form a clipped block of foliage over time though not as dense as the lilly pilly we chatted about. *Could be used as a "pleached" hedge(st

Athyrium x 'Ghost'/ Lady fern or Ghost fern, woodland fern collection.

Athyrium x 'Ghost'/ Lady fern or Ghost fern, woodland fern collection.

magnolia 'elizabeth': I know you said no more flowering trees, but I noticed the back has close to nothing in terms of flowering statement moments.  Might be nice to consider a tree and some flowering shrubs, both of which are heavily included on this board.

magnolia 'elizabeth': I know you said no more flowering trees, but I noticed the back has close to nothing in terms of flowering statement moments. Might be nice to consider a tree and some flowering shrubs, both of which are heavily included on this board.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Copper Beech

Photo of Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Copper Beech

Cornus-controversa-variegata, verigated (white edged) leaves would look lovely with birch grouping (?), woodland border.

Cornus-controversa-variegata, verigated (white edged) leaves would look lovely with birch grouping (?

Standard wisteria tree

Standard wisteria tree

Spirea 'bridal viel' as beautiful as it sounds.  Spring bloom

'Bridal Wreath' (Spirea) ~ our hedge of spirea is 40 years old and just this pretty. It sits between the circular drive and the sandy road and catches all the dust. What a nice plant!

Weeping katsura (Cercidiphyllum), statement tree possibility

Weeping Katsura Tree Cercidiphyllum japonicum 'Pendula' - some think the Katsura tree smells like caramel or cotton candy when it loses it's leaves in the fall.

Betula medwediewii, amazing low vase shaped multi stemmed birch to group with (under) single stem birch 'grove'

Betula medwediewii, amazing low vase shaped multi stemmed birch to group with (under) single stem birch 'grove'

Birch grouping, to segway into woodlands instead of overgrown mixed hedge..... Betula-jacquemontii

Birch grouping, to segway into woodlands instead of overgrown mixed hedge.

Tiered layers of variegated foliage of Cornus alternifolia 'Argentea'.  Cool dogwood, woodland border.  So elegant. would look nice in relation to birches

Tiered layers of variegated foliage of Cornus alternifolia 'Argentea'. would look nice in relation to birches

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