The Q&A Archives: Sun requirements

Question: I have an area that I want to locate two container topiaires. I'm looking at the Blue Pfitzer Juniper or the French Blue Scotch Pine. Both of these plants prefer full sun. The place in which I'd like to put them gets only partial sun during the morning and some during the late afternoon in late spring until late summer. Most of the rest of the time it's shady. If these varieties won't do well in these conditons what other kind would you recommend for a good looking topiary that is conducive to poms?

Answer: Both the juniper and the pine will be unhappy in the site you describe. While you could plant them, they would eventually stop growing and would be prone to disease. A similar form is Eugenia myrtifolia. It does best in sun but will tolerate partly sunny sites. The foliage is hardy to 25F. Best wishes with your garden!

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