Need Plant Recommendations for Low-Income Neighborhoods
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I am the coordinator for a low-income housing company and we are on a "green kick!" That's a good thing. We would like to plant shrubs in two neighborhoods. Each are about 10+ acres & approximately 40 duplex houses sit on the land. We would like your suggestions on plants that would be able to take abuse from kids, snow and winterizing salt. Plants will be installed within five to six feet from the road. Two of the roads are moderately busy and these two roads receive more shade than sun (but still a few hours of sun per day). A couple years ago we installed ornamental grasses in our third neighborhood comparable to the other two. The grasses (miscanthus family) have done very well and look quite elegant. We were thinking about doing something different to the other two neighborhoods (but we still may have a few grasses). So for a site location that receives partial shade to full sun and can take abuse, provide all the recommendations you can! We appreciate it!
Personally, I was thinking about Limelight Hydrangeas because they have a bloom period of at least 5-6 weeks. What do you think.
Thank you very much.