MidWest Gardening forum: Shrub ideas for afternoon sun

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Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
May 21, 2016 12:09 PM CST
I need a good shrub or something for a spot with afternoon soon. Idea?
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
May 21, 2016 1:47 PM CST
I have Caryopteris 'Sunshine Blue' and Deutzia 'Chardonnay Pearls' getting afternoon sun and the yellow foliage really glows. Both are protected by the garage on the north side though against most of the winter wind. Check the cold tolerance on the first one though. They both survived the two horrible winters we had. The Caryopteris does self-sow in both the yellow foliage and common green foliage which can be a plus if you like the shrub. Weigelas are nice too with several different colors of foliage and flower. Some will do a sporadic second flowering after pruning.

SusanKC
May 21, 2016 3:42 PM CST
In order to plant in an area that has fill sun in the afternoon, use any shrub that is has a range of full sun to partial shade. Missouri Botanical Gardens has a searchable list and includes plants of merit. Here is the web site url for the plant finder. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/plantfinder/plantfind...
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
May 21, 2016 5:12 PM CST
The wife pulled her "I'm the wife and i want another rose " so rose it was.
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover
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pepper23
May 21, 2016 6:56 PM CST
Hey, roses are great plants too!! I was going to recommend Ninebark or Viburnum but roses win! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies
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Nhra_20
May 21, 2016 7:01 PM CST
Lol we already have 4 rose bushes. But then again i have like 40 different lilies lol Sticking tongue out
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover
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pepper23
May 21, 2016 7:27 PM CST
Check out Antique Rose Emporium and I think Roses Unlimited has been getting good reviews lately too. You can always tell her she's not allowed anything that is easily found around there. The rose needs to be different. Hilarious!

I just bought 2 Graham Thomas roses from ARE myself and they are a really nice size. I plan to get them in the ground tomorrow so they can start to take off on me.

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