Appropriate Shrub - Knowledgebase Question

Question by carmenita007
May 1, 2007
Hello. I've just added 2 new enclosed beds on the sides of the entrance to my house. I have a lilac bush on the left side entrance that gets full sun that is about 4'x 4'. I would like to plant another lilac bush on the right side however that side is shaded by large maple tree branches that hover above. I need to find a shrub that coordinates with the lilac bush and that is similar in its current size that will also grow about the same size. Is there a shrub you could reccomend that could tolerate part shade/mostly shade during summer months and be attractive enough to have beside the front entrance to the house? I live in Southern MD. Thanks -

Answer from NGA
May 1, 2007


Hydrangea is my first choice. It will compliment the lilac rather than compete with it, and the bloom periods will overlap so there will be a gentle shift of focal point as the seasons change.

Best wishes with your landscape!

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