Hedge or "Architectural" style plant for shade - Knowledgebase Question

San Juan Capistrano, Ca
Question by jbuecheler
March 25, 2010
I need a hedge-type plant (can be pruned into a formal shape) for shade to partial sun. I have 2 junipers cut into spiral shapes but they are losing color and must not be getting enough sun. Any recommendations? This area doesn't get direct sun but I need something that will grow neatly and somewhat tall due to the space constraints.

Answer from NGA
March 25, 2010


Pittosporum tobira, Boxwood, California Privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium), and Mock Orange (Philadelphus virginalis) are all shade tolerant and might fit the bill. Hope so!

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