shrubs for sun now and shade later - Knowledgebase Question

Springfield, Il
Question by denyceg
April 30, 2008
What shrubs can I plant now close to a new maple that will eventually be in the maple's shade?

Answer from NGA
April 30, 2008


Some shrubs are not particularly choosey about their exposure to sunlight or their livability in shade. Here are a few to consider:

Glossy abelia (Abelia grandiflora 'Edward Goucher')
Barberry (Berberis thunbergii vars.); Wintergreen barberry (Berberis julianae)
Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia vars.)
Japanese rose (Kerria japonica)
Beautybush (Kolkwitzia amabilis)
Spirea (Spiraea spp.)
Viburnum spp.

Hope one of these suggestions appeals to you!

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