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Re: I need a suggestion

I am thinking that since it is on the corner of the house it needs to be tall and thin. It can't get too wide because the pine tree that is giving it so much shade is only about 5 ft away. The pine base is further than that but the edge of the pine is about 5ft. I want to still be able to walk through there to get to the side yard.
The thing I didn't like about the snow ball is because it doesn't get enough sun it is very limp and leggy... doesn't bloom well and old. I am betting that it is almost 30 years old. Probably one of the original foundation plantings. I thought of a pyramidal holly of some kind. I just was looking at Viburnums. I am open to suggestions.
zone 6b
western Ok
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 5:46 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] I need a suggestion

Off the top of my head, I don't have a clue... but!

How much room are we talking? Are you looking for height item or something
lower than the snowball that was there?

What didn't you like about the snowball... that might lead to something
similar yet different.

I would have thought you wanted a mid season item, since the oak leaf
provides fall and the columbine spring.... but what do I know LOL!

If you want to post a picture of the area, might lend more ideas for some,
you know my e-address.


I have decided to take out a snowball shrub/bush that is in too much shade. It is on the northwest corner of the house very protected and in full shade. My zone is 6b and I think I would prefer something that stays evergreen but I would rather have spring and fall color. I have an oak leaf hydrangea beside it and some columbines but they get more sun. Tricia

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