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Shaded Shrubs


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Surfer24-May-06 02:45 PM EST 5b   
Michelle. L.25-May-06 01:10 AM EST 5b   


Subject: Shaded Shrubs
From: Surfer
Zone: 5b
Date: 24-May-06 02:45 PM EST

I am just a relatively new gardener and need some help. I have a front garden which has an approximately 2' x 2' empty space. This space is in the shade most of the day. I would like to plant a flowering shrub or tree but am unsure of what to look for. Can anyone recommend something? As well, is there anything I need to do to the garden when planting this tree/shrub ie: mix in Miracle-Gro soil, peat moss, etc?


Subject: RE: Shaded Shrubs
From: Michelle. L.
Zone: 5b
Date: 25-May-06 01:10 AM EST

Hi Surfer.. how about a rhododendron or azalea.. they like an acid soil..or how about a kerria japonica?? It can get quite large but can be kept smaller by pruning.. nice yellow flowers, and does not like the full sun.


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