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Zone 8 foundation plantings

Posted by amy_in_sc z8 Cola, SC (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 27, 10 at 11:59

I need suggestions for my front bed. We have sandy well-draining soil. The bed faces west-sw so it is shaded by the house until around noon. It also gets a fair amount of wind due to a ball field across the street. The windows are approx 2 ft from ground so I need so base plants that won't grow too high. Bed is roughly 22ft wide with left half 7 feet deep and rt half 4 feet deep. I would like to avoid ligustrum and loropetalum. Are boxwoods an option? I like hostas but don't think they'd do well. I hope to incorporate some daylillies, lirope, annuals, and perhaps a sago palm.
Any suggestions are welcome.

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RE: Zone 8 foundation plantings

Gardenia jasminoides 'Kleim's Hardy (Daisy flowering gardenia)Sun/part shade, ever-green, 2 1/2 ft tall by 3 to 4 feet wide. Flowers smell great.

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