shade plant - Knowledgebase Question

arcadia, Ca
Question by danaliu168
April 29, 2009
I need find some plants that can grow well under the outdoor ground, but shade with lower maintenance. I have an two levels apartment and I would like to plan some trees, flower trees and ground cover plants directly to the ground under the shade (almost no Sun). Can you recommand that type of some shade plants for me that I can buy them in HomeDepot? Do you have any shade plants catalog mail me?


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Answer from NGA
April 29, 2009

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Some of the most attractive shrubs that remain reasonably compact include Carpenteria californica (Bush Anemone), Brunfelsia pauciflora, Enkianthus, Jasmine and Gardenia. Any of these shrubs would be perfect under a window, especially jasmine and gardenia, which have fragrant flowers. Groundcover choices include Houttuynia cordata, Star Jasmine, Vinca (periwinkle) and Parthenocissus. Be sure to prepare the bed well prior to planting by amending the soil with lots of organic matter to help it drain quickly yet retain moisture for your shade-loving plants. Water deeply once each week, and your plants should thrive. Sorry there is no plant catalog to share with you.

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