recommendation for shrub for shade/perennial

idafrances(4)April 25, 2009

Hi all,

I hope you are enjoying our MN spring! I'm looking for a shrub to plant in front of our north facing porch. It gets minimal sun, but does get a little.

We prefer a shrub, but are open to suggestions on perennials as well. I would love something with some purple/red tones that maintains some good winter form as well.

Thanks for your help!

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zenpotter(z4 MN)

Here is a wonderful site to look up plants any kind at all.

Here is a link that might be useful: U of M plant selection

    Bookmark   April 26, 2009 at 11:26AM
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dirtbert(z4)

We have purple sand cherry shrubs planted in front of our house (north side) and they do very well.
In fact every couple of years we cut them down to the ground since they get a bit large and start to crowd our front door.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2009 at 1:24PM
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hostaholic2 z 4, MN

zenpotter gave you a link to a great site.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2009 at 6:15PM
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