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Dwarf Conifer Shade

Posted by johnstaci Z5/6 NW MO (My Page) on
Thu, May 6, 10 at 1:42

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

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RE: Dwarf Conifer Shade

  • Posted by laag z6CapeCod (My Page) on
    Thu, May 6, 10 at 7:04

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.

RE: Dwarf Conifer Shade

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.

RE: Dwarf Conifer Shade

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

RE: Dwarf Conifer Shade

Yews, and Microbiota.

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