Plant Selection for hedge material in full shade

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by BCL Services, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. BCL Services

    BCL Services LawnSite Member
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    Ok guys i need some suggestions for a good hedge plant that likes alot of shade. Thanks for your help.
  2. formal hedge is going to like full shade...what will this be planted under??? How many actual hours of shade??
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  3. Another question, how big does this hedge need to get??
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  4. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Loropetalum can tolerate decent amount of shade and give a color option even though they are in shade, you will most likely experience less blooms in the shade.

    azaleas of course is a shrub that will do well in shade and of course you can get the attractive blooms.


    These are a couple that offer you color.
  5. He said a lot of shade, which sounds like full shade....any plant that wants more sun will not thrive in full shade...
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  6. BCL Services

    BCL Services LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the responses guys, the area only gets maybe 2 to 4 hours of partial sunlight. It is under a mature oak tree and in front of brick wall. Would like to get a chest to head high hedge line.
  7. Yea, that isn't enough sun for most formal stuff. I would do lady palms. Need little maintenance and will work in the area.
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  8. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    I like Arborcola Trinette in the shade. Does really well near oaks. Going to be difficult to get it to be a formal hedge, but it does look good. Susceptible to cold damage though. If below 32F, they need to be covered.
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  9. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    I would suggest either Viburnum suspension or Indian Hawthorn. Indian Hawthorn at work slightly better but just.
    easy-lift guy
  10. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hawthornes get really thin in shade...especially that amount of shade...they are disease prone as well.
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