north side of ranch plants

George Three LLCOctober 22, 2013

my new house is a low ranch. there is a pretty wide band of the front beds that is shaded by the house (bright shade?) for the entire day. but for months in the summer, that same position is going to be full sun.

i haven't planted anything in that band yet. i wonder if there are plants well adapted to 1/2 year full sun 1/2 year shade... since the shade is not during much of the growing season i should just look for full sun?

plus: i don't want to water this bed...

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Yes, the summer sun will be more limiting than the winter shade - it will have to be sun tolerant plants.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 3:17AM
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George Three LLC

good, that was my assumption as well. just never had this position before. THANKS!

    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 2:18PM
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George Three LLC

UPDATE: I now have two shrubs in this position. Went for plants listed as sun AND shade tolerant-- and love dry.

Correa backhouseana and Hakea lissosperma. Some hardiness concerns with the Correa, but I couldn't pass up the flowers.

now just looking for some filler. probably grass.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2013 at 6:12PM
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Have you considered hellebores? They tolerate more sun that people think & are drought tolerant once established.

Here is a link that might be useful: Helleborus argutifolius 'Silver Lace'

    Bookmark   November 2, 2013 at 8:06PM
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