What to plant in wooded land on side of mountain

xmikeyxApril 4, 2009

Hi there,

I live in Morris County, NJ and my land is shaded and very wooded. The terrain is rocky/dirt. Many natural tiers formed by large trees.

I would like to plant native plants and flowers to my area as to not upset the surrounding area. I have some ferns on the property, but that is about it.

Does anyone have any idea as to what to plant or could point me to a source to find such info?

Thanks in advance.

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Morris County is the home of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum which is very active in native plant education. Try this web site for the native plant society. www.npsnj.org

    Bookmark   April 4, 2009 at 7:18PM
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Xanthorrhiza simplicissima (Yellowroot) does well in shade and it's rhizomes are good erosion control.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2009 at 8:29PM
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Catskill Native Nursery's website might be helpful to you. Conditions there are very similar.

Mass plantings of ferns or hostas could look great. If you naturally have ferns, consider yourself lucky--you could also do moss.

Not positive, but I think astilbes are native and they are very colorful.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2009 at 10:00AM
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How bad is your deer problem?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 5:25PM
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