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Jan 18, 2012 7:46 PM CST
|I have a corner in my yard that gets just an hour or two of morning sun and is in shade for the rest of the day. This is actually pretty rare for my yard since most of it gets lots of sunshine. I have room there for a good sized shrub, but it has to have blooms! It will be next to an old but still performing Gardenia, but eventually I think the new shrub will get that corner to itself.|
Any ideas? I am in zone 10!
Jan 24, 2012 11:52 AM CST
Like you, 90% of my yard is full sun or mostly sun with sporadic shade. At the moment, I can't think of anything that produces really showy blooms in full shade. Some gingers will bloom in shade.
Mar 20, 2012 10:15 AM CST
|Have you found anything for your corner yet? We had a beautiful Camellia sasanqua in shade for years and it bloomed like crazy. I hated to leave it behind when we moved!|
Mar 20, 2012 10:42 AM CST
|Thanks - we are just out of the zone for Camellia to be happy. I have an order in for a Portlandia grandiflora that will go there when I get it!|
Bell Flower (Portlandia grandiflora)
Name: Jeremy Lucas
Mar 22, 2012 3:35 PM CST
|I'm totally infatuated with my Golden Cestrum (Cestrum aurantiacum). They would bloom year-round in your climate (already started flowring this year - see photo- and will continue to first freeze). I have them in both part sun and mostly shade. They do better with sun, but don't seem to mind the shade too much either. Orange Cestrum (Cestrum aurantiacum)|
Mar 22, 2012 4:07 PM CST
|It sounds like a nice shrub but likely to become very invasive in our climate. I think I must pass....|
Apr 14, 2012 8:05 PM CST
|How about Brunfelsia (Yesterday Today and Tomorrow)? I absolutely love mine. It is a show stopper when in bloom every March. It likes light shade. I have mine on the northeast corner of my house where it is in part sun/part shade.|
Good luck with your decision. Let us know what you get!
Apr 15, 2012 4:04 AM CST
|I don't know why I didn't think of that. I have had several that have not performed well, but now have one that is outgrowing its shady place, I think I will move it to the new location. Thank you for the suggestion!|
Apr 16, 2012 11:07 AM CST
|Oh good! I hope it takes the move well!|
Jeremy, the Golden Cestrum is beautiful. You have me interested in that one. I can see why you are smitten!
Apr 16, 2012 11:40 AM CST
|Not that you need any more ideas, but Spicebush likes shade, and is a butterfly host. Not sure how far south it goes, though|
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Apr 20, 2012 6:10 PM CST
|How about Firecracker (Russelia equisetiformis) plant ?|
Apr 20, 2012 6:14 PM CST
|I had one there before, it got messy and out of hand so I removed it.|
Apr 26, 2012 7:19 AM CST
|Did you transplant your brunfelsia? How did it take it so far? I moved some babies from underneath my huge one to new spots in the yard. These were quite tiny and coming up from the roots. About 2/3 of them survived - which is plenty. Will give me just what I need. (I wasn't particularly gentle with the transplant.)|
Apr 26, 2012 7:32 AM CST
|I have JUST THIS MINUTE acquired a Clerodendrum wallachii which I will place there. Thanks for all the great suggestions.|