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Discussion in 'Network: South' started by TurfGuyTX, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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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.
     
  2. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    Bump this up
     
  3. Hope Landscaping

    Hope Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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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?
     
  4. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
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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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  5. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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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.
     
  6. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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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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  7. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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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?
     
  8. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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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.
     
  9. LibertyFarmLandscaping

    LibertyFarmLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE TX
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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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  10. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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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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