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nick21
03-19-2009, 04:15 PM
they will get some sun but not much. Any pines etc good for blocking and cover in woods? Leyland Cypress are supposed to need more than that as far as sun. Thanks

BrandonV
03-19-2009, 06:09 PM
hollies, magnolias, nothing in the juniper families, maybe white pines.

nick21
03-19-2009, 07:13 PM
Thanks I appreciate it

AGLA
03-19-2009, 08:46 PM
Typically needle-leaf evergreens need full sun. Broadleafs usually tolerate shade. Some of the scale-leafed plants like Green Giant Arborvitae or Hinoki Cypress tolerate some shade.

Big shade tolerant evergreens generally equals big money. Size wise, the best bang for the buck is probably Green Giant Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata 'Green Giant').

grntmbfisher
03-20-2009, 10:30 AM
If you don't get much sun, Pines aren't going to be a good option. You could use some of the taller varieties of Yews such as 'Hicksi'. Flowering Dogwoods make a nice tree for shaded areas but they will do better with dappled or some sunlight.