dry soil and low sun plants

hamiltonblooms(6a Ontario)May 24, 2009

Hi, I am looking for something that will grow in dry low sun soil that is against the front of my house. House faces east with shade from tree. I would love to have some type of bush.

any suggestions?



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Diervilla lonicera or bush honeysuckle, is a native shrub which will take low light and dry soil. It grows to about 4'.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2009 at 9:08AM
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    Bookmark   May 25, 2009 at 9:48AM
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mitanoff(Z4b Ontario)

I have just planted part shade/full shade plants at the front of my house:
-Ivory Halo Dogwood (Variegated)
-Diablo Ninebark (dark purple)
-Weigela (wine?) (dark green/purpl(ey))
-Japanese cone yew (Evergreen)
-Boxwood (little gem) (Evergreen)

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 11:38AM
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madtripper(5/6 Guelph)

try one of the gold lieafed spireas.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2009 at 8:31PM
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ontnative(5b Can/USDA 4)

I grew the native diervilla lonicera in dry clay and part sun. Beware that it is a suckering shrub that spreads underground.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2009 at 7:18AM
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