Shady and wet

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Henry, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
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    I need a large evergreen for a shady,area that holds water for a while after a heavy rain. Not standing water, ground water. Any ideas?
     
  2. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
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    Laurel
     
  3. lawnstudent

    lawnstudent LawnSite Senior Member
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    Techny Mission Arborvitae
     
  4. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Tree or shrub?
     
  5. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
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    Could be either as long as it will reach 10'. Anybody have luck with arborvitae in this situation?
     
  6. Stickman11

    Stickman11 LawnSite Member
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    Yes, Arbs love wet feet!!! Good choice.

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  7. lawnstudent

    lawnstudent LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thuja occidentais 'Techny Mission' Arborvitae will grow to 12-15' high and 10-12' wide.

    jim
     
  8. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks, I'm going with the arbs.
     
  9. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    But arbs don't like shade.
     
  10. lawnstudent

    lawnstudent LawnSite Senior Member
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    Your right that most Arbs. like full sun, but Techny Mission Arbs. take partial shade.

    Consider a Hemlock if full shade, though they grow better in partial shade. They like a moist, well drained, acid soil.
     

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