The Q&A Archives: Evergreens for a Partly Shady Dry Area

Question: I need suggestions for something non-deciduous and about 4 ft. tall (max) to plant in a bed under eaves (doesn't receive a lot of water) and in shade. I would love to have something with color but will plant anything other than holly! We have azaleas in all other beds in similar locations. Anything else we can try? Thanks so much! Vicki Murrell Memphis, TN

Answer: Try wintergreen barberry, Leucothoe (fetter bush), Mahonia (Oregon grape holly), Skimmia and pieris for your partly shady, dry area. Consult your local nurseryman about availability and adaptability of these shrubs in your area.

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