Dwarf Conifer Shade

johnstaci(Z5/6 NW MO)May 6, 2010

What is the best dwarf conifer for full shade? Does Bird's Nest Spruce grow in full shade?

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laag(z6CapeCod)

Nest Spruce does not like shade. Needle-leaf evergreens are generally full sun plants. Broadleaf evergreens such as euonymus, azalea, rhododendron, holly, ......mere generally are shade tolerant.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2010 at 7:04AM
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gardengal48

Yews (Taxus sp.) are the most shade tolerant of the needled evergreens - they will grow in well even if in heavy shade. And there are many low growing or dwarf forms.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2010 at 11:18AM
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esh_ga

What about hemlock (Tsuga)? Or is that not appropriate for Missouri? I have the dwarf form 'Jeddeloh'.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2010 at 11:56AM
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timbu

Yews, and Microbiota.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2010 at 4:46AM
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