shade area

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by bobcatnj, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    i have a customer and he wants me to plant shrubs or trees for privacy from his neighbors pool.the area where he wants the work done is under all these trees which are trimmed up maybe 8 feet.its pretty much full shade. anyone have any ideas on what i can plant that will do good in the shade as well as privacy??
  2. two_planks

    two_planks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    Hydrangeas do well in the shade
  3. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    Leyland Cypress do well in shade and will provide a great screen. There somewhat costly though.
  4. Cutters Lawn Care

    Cutters Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    acuba goldust, rhododendron, azalea, camellias, mahonia.
  5. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    well first think about the roots of the old trees.....can you even plant under them or will you have to break up every root to plant shrubs? i would stay with a broad leaf ever green....preferably something that does not flower.

  6. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    or possibly you could suggest a fence! I can not understand why people like to plant screens under large trees.


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