The Q&A Archives: Evergreens for a Northeast Wall

Question: I have to regrade the northeast wall portion of my house. I will be removing the old azaleas that are there now and I want to replace them with a shrub that is deeper rooted, likes moisture and only morning sun? I would prefer an evergreen. What are my choices? Linda Edquist Arlington, VA

Answer: Some good evergreen choices for your northeast wall would be yews, junipers, arborvitae and boxwoods. They all should take part sun, wet, but not flooding or soggy conditions, and once established have good sized root systems. Keep in mind these shrubscan get large so select ones that are naturally dwarf, or be ready to annually prune them.

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