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marthae3615
Feb 1, 2017 1:47 PM CST
We just purchased a new home and only have grass in the backyard. I have shade alongside my entire back fence for the entire day. Do you have any recommendations on what evergreen plants and/or shrubs I can plant in this area that does not get any sun.

Meanwhile, and in that same area, will my current Bermuda grass grow without any sun?
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Feb 1, 2017 4:21 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Hurray! Hurray!

If you could take a few moments to complete your profile page we would know where you live...
climate zone/city/state/country...and that would help us to give better suggestions.

Also, if you can take photos of the area in question it would help us to better visualize.
Thank You!
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Feb 1, 2017 4:58 PM CST
Hello marthae3615, do you intend to plant inground or in containers for that area?
California, San Joaquin valley (Zone 9b)
RenaeC
Feb 2, 2017 12:39 AM CST
This link has a list of shade tolerant trees and shrubs. Im sure you'd be able to find something to your liking and something that is suitable for your growing zone. Good luck!

Extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/fact-sheets/trees-shrubs/shade-tolerant-trees-shrubs-and-groundcovers


Oh and welcome!
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KarenHolt
Feb 2, 2017 9:19 AM CST
Hostas, Bleeding hearts, jacobs ladder, astilbe, spanish bluebells, rex begonia (one that no one thinks about, is ugly on its own, yet pops nestled with other plants. It's a winner.) begonias, chelone (turtlehead), ferns, primrose. That's what I have off the top of my head.
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