Shade Gardening forum: what is good for wet shade under trees also tall

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Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
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dana
Mar 23, 2018 11:22 AM CST
hey,
our neighbors have a fence that looks crappy/is leaning and we have big trees on our side. we cant get our own fence wo getting the trees cut down which is super bad idea bc it helps with the water in the neighbors yard. wo the trees they would have a swamp. judging by the way they have their hoses from the gutters ran they have a water problem. plus we like the trees. . They wouldn't remove their old fence for the other neighbors who ended up butting up against it so we are not holding out hope that they will cooperate even if we pay. so Im wanting to do a living hedge between the trees like i said it can get wet there at times. what will get 6ft and live in wet shade?
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Mar 23, 2018 11:34 AM CST
Some shrubs that will tolerate shade, damp soil, and will also naturalize:

Arrowwood Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum)
Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica)
Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
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Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Roses Irises
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dana
Mar 23, 2018 3:55 PM CST
Bonehead said:Some shrubs that will tolerate shade, damp soil, and will also naturalize:

Arrowwood Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum)
Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica)
Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

Thanks so much i love the button bush.
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Deer Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
Spiders! Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Birds Fruit Growers Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Bonehead
Mar 23, 2018 4:30 PM CST
The buttonbush will also attract pollinators, as evidenced by the photos in our database. And it is native to Kentucky, so should do well for you. Not sure how much shade you have, and how much it will tolerate, there seems to be conflicting info on that. It does have a cute little flower!
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