Shade Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Garden Friend
Cerritos, CA
Question by marting628
August 18, 2002
I have an area that is totally shade, and I would like to put a tree of some sort there. Can you give me any suggestions.


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Answer from NGA
August 18, 2002

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Very few trees will grow in total shade, so your choice is limited to Alnus cordata (Italian alder), Acer circinatum (vine maple), Acer palmatum (Japanese maple), or Cornus kousa (dogwood). Of these, the dogwood produces spring flowers, and all are deciduous (lose their leaves during the winter months). Hope the above information is helpful!

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