The Q&A Archives: Limited sunlight for shrubs

Question: My neighbor, a few years back, planted some trees near our shrubs. Over time, as the trees grew, a part of this line of shrubs was getting less and less sunlight each year. As a result, there is less and less foilage. Can these shrubs be exposed to some sort of light that will help them grow foilage?

Answer: There really is no substitute for sunshine. Even gro-lites only work for certain plants and only if the lights are kept on for 14-16 hours a day. I think I'd vote for replacing the shrubs with more shade tolerant plants. Sorry!

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