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Re: I need a suggestion

Leatherleaf mahonia does very well in shade and doesn't mind clay at
all. It's not a water hog either. Yellow flowers in early Spring/late
winter followed by blue berries for the birdies. Evergreen. But it is
picky as h*** so may not be a good choice if you have to brush up
against it. Mahonia bealei I believe is the right name. I love mine.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: pdickson
Sent: 11/27/2004 5:32:43 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] I need a suggestion

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.

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