The Q&A Archives: Shrub for Partial Shade

Question: I have recently purchased two different low growing junipers. The planting instruction label says one should be planted in sun, and the other in full sun. I want to put them on the side of the house that gets sun till about 11 am. Will they survive? Are there junipers that will thrive in this location?

Answer: Junipers thrive in full sun. Planting them in a spot that gets only morning sun will compromise their health. Instead of planting the junipers on the shady side of your house, try to find a spot that gets at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight each day. Plants that will grow well in the spot you've described include azalea, euonymus and kalmia (mountain laurel).

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