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Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by bobbygedd, Mar 12, 2001.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    i need some opinions on shade tolerant plants. i have a job coming up and one area is about 90% shade, it sees a little sun in the morning, thats it though. im looking for something evergreen, im thinking hemlock(i need some height), i also need shrubs perhaps something in a holly? i appreciate any help. BOB
  2. diginahole

    diginahole LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    Taxus cuspidata "Upright" grows in Zones 4-9 up to 4m high.
    A pyramidal shape that prefers shade, dark green foliage.
  3. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,926

    Have you tried checking out the site for "Sunset" magazine. I don't know if it is on the web still, but they use to have a plant selection site before. All you had to do is type in your local zip code, type of plant, bush ect.. and would give you botanical names of plants. If you wanted pics, would have to purchase their cd-rom title.
  4. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    How about American Holly (Ilex Opaca), Mahonia bealei, or Leatherleaf Viburnum for height? Remember Hostas, Sedges and Ferns for low fill-in's.

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