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Old 02-22-2013, 09:25 AM
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Help me with some full shade shrubs

I really like the Fatsia but I am afraid it will freeze this far North with winters like this year.
Deciduous- I have thought of Beautyberry and Deutzia
Evergreen- Aucuba, Camellia [really like], Pieris or Yew

I would like to keep it about 3' high and this area is surrounded by concrete so drainage is a issue. Please help with ideals. I am much better with full sun to part shade plants than I am with full shade plants.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:43 PM
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Help me with some full shade shrubs

I really like the Fatsia but I am afraid it will freeze this far North with winters like this year.
Deciduous- I have thought of Beautyberry and Deutzia
Evergreen- Aucuba, Camellia [really like], Pieris or Yew

I would like to keep it about 3' high and this area is surrounded by concrete so drainage is a issue. Please help with ideals. I am much better with full sun to part shade plants than I am with full shade plants.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:20 AM
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Help me with some full shade shrubs

I really like the Fatsia but I am afraid it will freeze this far North with winters like this year.
Deciduous- I have thought of Beautyberry and Deutzia
Evergreen- Aucuba, Camellia [really like], Pieris or Yew

I would like to keep it about 3' high and this area is surrounded by concrete so drainage is a issue. Please help with ideals. I am much better with full sun to part shade plants than I am with full shade plants.
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I like using evergreens, its usually a safe bet, but also I think it depends where your putting them...any other plants around it?
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:26 AM
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How about Gardenias. I'm like you don't know much about full shade. A nursery recommended these on an install 2 years ago and they have done well under a large oak tree on the south side of the home.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:47 AM
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How about Gardenias. I'm like you don't know much about full shade. A nursery recommended these on an install 2 years ago and they have done well under a large oak tree on the south side of the home.
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Do you know what kind you used? I love the smell of Gardenias when blooming but most freeze out in this area. I have been told that there is a newer one around that is supposed to do OK in this area but I do not know about the size and if they are making it with a winter like this year.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:53 AM
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Do you know what kind you used? I love the smell of Gardenias when blooming but most freeze out in this area. I have been told that there is a newer one around that is supposed to do OK in this area but I do not know about the size and if they are making it with a winter like this year.
I can't remember, I called the Nursery I bought them from and got a vm. I'll let you know what type they were when they call back.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:33 PM
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I can't remember, I called the Nursery I bought them from and got a vm. I'll let you know what type they were when they call back.
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I know there is one they started selling a few years ago called Frost Free, Frost Proof or something like that but I didn't know how they were doing. Have you seen the ones you planted lately to see how well they are doing?
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:38 PM
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Just wondering how everyone thinks the semi tender perennials are doing. I have noticed a few Verbenas, Saliva's, Lantana, ect..... starting to bud at the base but not many, especially the Lantanas. Most of the ones I have been cutting back look like they are going to need replaced.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:52 PM
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Yeah they still look good. That's what they were frost free Gardenias. I just googled it. The nursery never called me back, and I forgot about it, sorry.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:50 AM
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Oh crap.
Just got up to pee and my phone says it is 30 degrees outside. I hope my skid sprayer is OK.
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