The Q&A Archives: Deciduous shrubs for zone 7

Question: I'm looking for a deciduous shrub to use as a screen in clay soil in Sunset Zone 7. Paul Michelsen Potter Valley, CA

Answer: Deciduous types of cotoneaster and privet, Russian olive, Euonymous (burning bush), and forsythia. Carroll Gardens, located in Westminster, Maryland, is a mail-order nursery carrying a wide variety of shrubs; their catalog is very informative. Their telephone number is 1-800-638-6334.

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