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Question by schedler80
March 29, 2010
I have a completely covered front porch and the ceiling is my roof hanging over. The area only recieves sun in the morning for a couple of hours and then is shaded for the rest of the day. I'm looking for a tall plant about 5 to 6 ft to go in a planter by my front door. It's for decorative purposes. Need help deciding what type of plant/tree should go in this area.


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Answer from NGA
March 29, 2010

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How about one of these: Euonymous alatus or Burning Bush ?Compactus?, Dwarf Burning Bush is aptly named. This shrub provides unrivaled red leaf color in the early fall. Reliable color in sun or shade. Upright growing, eventually becoming more rounded. Grows 4-5? in ten years. Older plants may reach 10? tall. Easy and very rewarding to grow. Another suggestion is Taxus media 'Hicksii' or Hick's Yew. It has a columnar habit but becomes a bit wider in old age. Needles are lustrous dark green, lighter green beneath. Makes a beautiful, tall, narrow hedge. Width varies a bit but definitely a narrow shrub. Tolerates deep shade.

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