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Old 07-21-2012, 04:18 PM
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Plant Selection for hedge material in full shade

Ok guys i need some suggestions for a good hedge plant that likes alot of shade. Thanks for your help.
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:28 PM
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None...no formal hedge is going to like full shade...what will this be planted under??? How many actual hours of shade??
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:31 PM
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Another question, how big does this hedge need to get??
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:37 PM
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Ok guys i need some suggestions for a good hedge plant that likes alot of shade. Thanks for your help.

Loropetalum can tolerate decent amount of shade and give a color option even though they are in shade, you will most likely experience less blooms in the shade.

azaleas of course is a shrub that will do well in shade and of course you can get the attractive blooms.

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These are a couple that offer you color.
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:44 PM
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Loropetalum can tolerate decent amount of shade and give a color option even though they are in shade, you will most likely experience less blooms in the shade.

azaleas of course is a shrub that will do well in shade and of course you can get the attractive blooms.

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These are a couple that offer you color.
He said a lot of shade, which sounds like full shade....any plant that wants more sun will not thrive in full shade...
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:51 PM
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Thanks for the responses guys, the area only gets maybe 2 to 4 hours of partial sunlight. It is under a mature oak tree and in front of brick wall. Would like to get a chest to head high hedge line.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:02 PM
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Thanks for the responses guys, the area only gets maybe 2 to 4 hours of partial sunlight. It is under a mature oak tree and in front of brick wall. Would like to get a chest to head high hedge line.
Yea, that isn't enough sun for most formal stuff. I would do lady palms. Need little maintenance and will work in the area.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:22 PM
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I like Arborcola Trinette in the shade. Does really well near oaks. Going to be difficult to get it to be a formal hedge, but it does look good. Susceptible to cold damage though. If below 32F, they need to be covered.

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Old 07-21-2012, 08:26 PM
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I would suggest either Viburnum suspension or Indian Hawthorn. Indian Hawthorn at work slightly better but just.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:30 PM
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I would suggest either Viburnum suspension or Indian Hawthorn. Indian Hawthorn at work slightly better but just.
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Hawthornes get really thin in shade...especially that amount of shade...they are disease prone as well.
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