The Q&A Archives: New Garden

Question: We just recently moved to West Palm Beach. Our house has very large overhangs and there is little to any sun except some afternoon sun. The front has a northern exposure. What are some good perennials and shrubs that I can plant? I'm looking for alotof color with perennials. What about Hibiscus and Bougavillia?

Answer: Hibiscus and boainvillea need full sun.<br>Here are some landscape plants that will do well in shade:<br><br>These are evergreens:<br>Fatsia (Fatsia japonica)<br>Ligustrum (Ligustrum spp.)<br>Mahonia (Mahonia spp.)<br>Nandina (Nandina domestica)<br>Pittosporum (Pittosporum tabira)<br>Azalea (Rhododendron spp.)<br>Algerian Ivy (Hederal conariensis)<br>English Ivy (Hedera helix)<br><br>Oakleaf hydranga (Hydranga quercifolia) deciduous<br><br>Some vines are:<br>Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera Japonica) evergreen, with flowers<br>Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) evergreen, with flowers<br>Clematis (Clematis spp.) deciduous, with flowers<br>Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) deciduous<br><br>Some trees are:<br>Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) deciduous<br>Red maple (Acer rubrum)<br>Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) deciduous. Prefers dappled <br>shade.<br>Podocarpus (Podocarpus spp.) evergreen<br><br>Perennials:<br>Daylily Hemaocallis spp.)<br>Golden shrimp plant (pachystachys lutea)<br>Jacobinia (Justicia carnea)<br>False dragon head (Physostegia virginiana)<br>

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