Evergreen shade loving hedgerow

js101April 11, 2008


I'd like to create an evergreen hedgerow bordering a wooded area at the back of our yard. The area is shady to part shady in the summer - wooded area is mostly deciduous. Does anyone have suggestions for shrubs or trees that would fill in rather quickly and reach a height of ~ 5 - 15 ft.? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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virakech(z5 Ohio)

well, of course boxwood comes to mind. There are several variety, some that can take some sun and others that need more shade. You can prune the boxwood to a neat row or let them grow more loosely if you choose. It's just a great shrub. Check with your garden center for what kind are available and which do well for your area.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2008 at 10:36PM
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pondwelr(z5 WI)

The evergreen Yew will take a lot of shade.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2008 at 12:51PM
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webkat5(Z6a MO)

Barberries can take quite a bit of shade...used them for erosion control under a deck one time...they prospered and grew very quickly. The standard varieties get quite tall.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2008 at 7:44AM
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