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West Palm Beach, FL
Question by persy
March 11, 1998
We just recently moved to West Palm Beach. Our house has very large overhangs and there is little to any sun except some afternoon sun. The front has a northern exposure. What are some good perennials and shrubs that I can plant? I'm looking for alotof color with perennials. What about Hibiscus and Bougavillia?


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Answer from NGA
March 11, 1998

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Hibiscus and boainvillea need full sun.
Here are some landscape plants that will do well in shade:

These are evergreens:
Fatsia (Fatsia japonica)
Ligustrum (Ligustrum spp.)
Mahonia (Mahonia spp.)
Nandina (Nandina domestica)
Pittosporum (Pittosporum tabira)
Azalea (Rhododendron spp.)
Algerian Ivy (Hederal conariensis)
English Ivy (Hedera helix)

Oakleaf hydranga (Hydranga quercifolia) deciduous

Some vines are:
Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera Japonica) evergreen, with flowers
Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) evergreen, with flowers
Clematis (Clematis spp.) deciduous, with flowers
Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) deciduous

Some trees are:
Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) deciduous
Red maple (Acer rubrum)
Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) deciduous. Prefers dappled
shade.
Podocarpus (Podocarpus spp.) evergreen

Perennials:
Daylily Hemaocallis spp.)
Golden shrimp plant (pachystachys lutea)
Jacobinia (Justicia carnea)
False dragon head (Physostegia virginiana)

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