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low sun plants??

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Scenic Lawnscape, May 4, 2004.

  1. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 288

    I have a design I am working on and the area that i am working on is in the back yard under a huge tree so there is very low amounts of sun. My customer requested alot of color in the design. Any ideas on what kind of plants and low maintenance shrubs I could use in this design?? She also mentioned the english garden style, but im not to sure what that is I am in Zone 5
  2. Cutters Lawn Care

    Cutters Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    I'm not sure about zone 5 but here are a few I use. I'm in zone 7 by the way. Azaleas, rhododendrons, hostas, lecothia, mahoney, acuba goldust, hydrangea, anise, camellias. Maybe this will help a little.
  3. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 288

    thanks for the input
  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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  5. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    Go with some impatients. They get rather large, and just mix in a bunch of color. Plus they won't last through the winter, so she'll have ya come back in a few months to plant something new:)

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