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Re: plants and a question


In a message dated 4/9/2003 9:41:55 PM Central Standard Time, 
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

> What is a good small shrub
> (3-4' max) wildlife friendly that can survive w/ no direct sun, just
> dappled shade all day except in winter
?

What zone are you in, 8?? 
Here are some evergreens that get interesting blooms and/or berries through 
the year.  Visual interest all year long.  What about Brunfelsia, (Yesterday, 
Today & Tomorrow).  Hydrangea, Pieris,  Mahonias (several different leaf 
types to choose from).   Large ferns....holly, foxtail, etc. 

Some Texas natives that do well in shade:  American Beautyberry, Summersweet 
Clethra, Strawberry Bush (also avail. in Evergreen hybrid variety),  various 
Hollies,
Leucothe, Spice Bush, Azaleas, Sabal minor palm, Coral berry, various 
Hawthornes.
Most of these are all great wildlife plants, recommended by the NPSOT and TP&
W for Wildscapes.


Surprised your viburnum didn't make it.  They usually do well in part shade 
here in Texas.....aren't usually that cold sensitive either.  Not knowing 
what type you had, there are a variety of Viburnums that are native, maybe 
you could try one of those if you prefer a Viburnum.

Noreen
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast

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