Planting Evergreens in Shade - Knowledgebase Question

Howell, NJ
Question by rm4871
April 10, 2007
Can you recommend evergreen trees or shrubs that grow well in shade or partial shade?


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Answer from NGA
April 10, 2007

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Very few plants grow well in deep shade, but you might try Aucuba japonica for a very shady site. In morning-only sun or bright dappled light all day, you could try rhododendron, Pieris japonica, boxwood, yew, and hollies. In afternoon-only sun you could grow junipers or yews. I hope this gives you some ideas.

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