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Shade Shrubs

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:21 pm
by scoutshaw46
I am looking to plant some shrubs/bushes along my property line that is in shade. There are scragly boxwoods on the neighbors side so one side will be blocked. I am in Henrico, Va. I am looking to have them grow about 6 feet. Any suggestions.
Thank you.

Re: Shade Shrubs

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:30 pm
by lorijones
It seems that the shade may be the reason that your neighbors boxwood are scraggly. Boxwood do best in full sun or light shade.

Here are a few suggestions for shrubs that can tolerate some shade:
  • Pieris japonica - 5'-6' tall
    Ilex crenata (holly) - 6'-7' tall
    Other semi dwarf Ilex (holly) varieties
    Rhododendron 'Roseum Elegans' - 6' x 8'
    Kaempferi Azalea - 5'-6'

Re: Shade Shrubs

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:59 pm
by scoutshaw46
Thank you Lori