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Tell us your Favorite Shade Plants

By dave
January 20, 2016

We're putting together a list of the ATP members' favorite shade plants! Come on in and read how to nominate your favorites! We will later publish a final article on the top picks.

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Jan 27, 2016 9:14 PM CST
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Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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A fine, solid, slow-growing, deer-proof addition to the shade that also provides winter interest. It's a great foundation shrub, that asks for very little. An additional plus is that no pollinator is needed for it to berry. Here it gets about 3 hours of decent, dappled sun, and is doing fine. Well worth trying.
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Feb 19, 2016 7:15 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6b)
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Glade you put this on here, I did not know that there was a self pollinator version of this plant.
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Feb 19, 2016 8:34 PM CST
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Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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Xeriscape Region: Ukraine
It's also deer resistant, which here is a big plus.
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Mar 5, 2016 10:18 PM CST
Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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I went to the database and it looks like an interesting plant. How big does it get?
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Mar 6, 2016 11:30 AM CST
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Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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Xeriscape Region: Ukraine
Eventually it can get to be 5' x 5' but that will take many years. It has a very slow growth rate -- just a few inches a year. I'd love for it to take off, but that's not going to happen. Meanwhile it's a nice small evergreen.
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