Need shrubs for a part shade area - Knowledgebase Question

Norfolk, Vi
Question by ultra_vlt
October 22, 2009
Wondering what shrub would work well in my front yard. Part shade and needs to get at least 3' tall. Evergreen would be nice too.

Answer from NGA
October 22, 2009


You might consider Chamaecyparis obtusa (Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress): dwarf & slow-growing cultivars including ?Elmwood Gold?, ?Filicoides?, ?Kosteri?, ?Nana?, ?Nana Gracilis?, & ?Nana Lutea?. Osmanthus heterophyllus (Holly Osmanthus) is a slow growing evergreen with variegated leaves that look like holly leaves. Bird's Nest Spruce (P. abies ?Nidiformis?) has dark green needles. Thuja occidentalis (P. abies ?Nidiformis?) is a Virginia native and is small in stature with dark green needles. Hope these suggestions are helpful.

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