Best flowering shrub for a partial sun front bed?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Townhouse Yards, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. AMW Landscaping

    AMW Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Look at butterfly bushes or hydrangeas. Hydrangeas will require water almost every day, but the butterfly is pretty hardy
     
  2. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
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    if this is a foundation planting I would go with something evergreen. I don't think butterfly bushes would make great foundation plantings.
     
  3. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I love butterfly bush BUT around here they tend to die over the winter. Probably not an issue where you are at.
    I vote for the Rhodo's though. Love those. And you guys can grow so many more varieties of them than we can here.
     
  4. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
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    yea im glad im not up there its cold enough down here. butterfly bush made it through this terrible winter,
     
  5. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    We lost a ton of landscaping.

    A lot of boxwoods. Ever greens. Etc. AlZeas are having issues as well
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  6. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
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    yea ive seen some leylands go, some hollies that look bad, but that's about it
     
  7. Townhouse Yards

    Townhouse Yards LawnSite Senior Member
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    On the plus side, my crepe, Japanese maple, and holly all got out of that long winter not looking all that bad.

    Also: I did job yesterday. I would post pictures, but lawnsite keeps saying upload failed. I know some guys use photobucket, can anyone tell me how to use it?
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  8. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
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    it usually has a button to copy and paste the URL just paste the URL here basically.
     
  9. Townhouse Yards

    Townhouse Yards LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok let me try again. I will only post the after pictures. What do you all think? Two varities of arbor vitae, some knockout roses, and butterfly buses. Hostas were there orginally.

    I planted the arbor vitae and knockout roses last year. This year they wanted to add on more color. I forgot to tell you guys that.

    They don't cover the foundation well now, but they will grow.

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  10. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
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    Looks good for customers with a small budget. not everyone has a huge budget to buy lots and lots of plants. what variety of arborvitae?
     

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