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Re: plants and a question


It was a Winterthur viburnum, but that spot only gets sun in the winter.
I have a beautyberry on the other side of this bare spot. Mahonias I
have but they are too big for this spot. 4' will max this space out. I
will check out those others though - they sound intriging.


thanks muchas!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: TeichFlora@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 10 Apr 2003 08:33:56 EDT

>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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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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