Shrubs for late afternoon sun

lincannAugust 6, 2014

Greetings: In the planning stages for a corner of my back yard that gets no sun until after 4:00 p.m. From 4:00 til 8:00 it can get really hot in the summer. It is also pretty dry as there is a large maple nearby (and the reason it's shaded until then). Thinking of planting 3 Blue Muffin viburnum and a Limelight hydrangea in this space. Have both in other areas of the yard that get more sun and would love to have more. Think the viburnum would do ok with this much shade?

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Three V. 'Blue Muffin' won't fruit well without a different selection/cultivar of Viburnum dentatum or a similar Viburnum, so I'd plan to have one of the three be a different cultivar if there aren't any others in the area and you want a good berry crop. Be aware that V. 'BM' is quite susceptible to viburnum beetles if they are in your area. I ended up shovel pruning mine because it always looked ratty thanks to the beetles, but it did fine with only a few hours of morning sun until the beetles found it. If you want variety, you can try other selections of Hydrangea paniculata. My favorite is 'Quickfire' due to the early bloom, the lacy look of the flowers, and the beautiful deep reddish-pink late summer into fall color of the flowers.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 9:26PM
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kerria japonica, hypericum calyinum,

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 12:29AM
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