shade tolerant shrubs

brankuloApril 1, 2010

we are working on landscaping our yard. it has south exposure but on the south edge of yard there is about 6' tall privaci wall. we want to plant some shrubs along this wall. the problem is that the wall will shade whatever is planted there almost all day. there is some some around noon. i am just wandering what are my options.

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Climate?

    Bookmark   April 1, 2010 at 10:37PM
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laceyvail(6A, WV)

Zone, location,soil type?

    Bookmark   April 2, 2010 at 6:20AM
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gardengal48

Doesn't anyone use Google, Yahoo, Bing or any of the internet search engines anymore? Or has GW become the 'search engine' of choice?

    Bookmark   April 2, 2010 at 11:06AM
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brankulo

i live in denver, soil is sandy.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2010 at 5:14PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Use this...link below

Here is a link that might be useful: Landscaping Search Engine

    Bookmark   April 2, 2010 at 9:32PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

your problem is defining 'shade' ...

shade can be a dark grotto under 200 year old trees ...

or it can be so bright you need sunglasses ... and will get a sunburn ...

in the former.. most things will lose vigor ...

in the latter.. you can grow nearly anything ...

in the olden days.. one might suggest you take a camera light meter and find out just how much light is there ...

if i understand properly.. the wall is on the south side .... and creating the shade.. just move the plants as far as you can from the wall ... and plant whatever you want ...

full sun is usually said to be 8 hours .... if your spot only has some shade around noon.. you are way past the full sun requirements of most plants ...

as to what plant.. whatever you little heart desires .. start at a high end nursery ... see what spikes your interest... see if you can find it smaller online ... then bring some of your ideas back here.. and see if the crabby folks above have any specific ideas about what you are thinking about .... it is really hard.. for us across the WWW universe to simply spew out ideas specific to your garden

ken

    Bookmark   April 3, 2010 at 9:04AM
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gardengal48

Try this link -- it's local and sun/shade requirements are listed for each plant.

Here is a link that might be useful: Colorado shrub listing

    Bookmark   April 4, 2010 at 9:43AM
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brankulo

thanks for all the help. i visited posted links, now i see i have lots of options and i worried too soon. there is lots to pick from even for shady areas.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2010 at 9:55AM
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