medium shade container suggestions

barbb(z8 Calif)July 29, 2013

Hello Everyone,
I have two containers that flank a garage door. The area faces east and while one container will get the morning sun, the other is half hidden by a large tree which blocks most of the sun as it heads across the sky.

To make matters more difficult I really need taller columnar selections because of the location and the garage door. I don't care if it's a shrub, a plant, or a dwarf tree. I did try a pair of spiral Hollywood Junipers, but although one did fairly well, the other wasn't happy.

I'm trying to find "tall" center pieces and then I can fill in at the bases with some color. It's the center areas that are giving me the problems. 2-4 feet in height would be fine.

Oh, and to further make matters almost impossible, I'm also dealing with a coastal wind situation. Not that harsh, but thought I should mention it.

Any help would be deeply appreciated,

Thanks so much for any suggestions


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Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil', Buxus sempervirens 'Graham Blandy' or Euonymus japonicus 'Green Spire'. All narrow and columnar and tolerant of a range of light conditions.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2013 at 2:56PM
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barbb(z8 Calif)

Thank you gardengal48 for your reply! I'll check them out.


    Bookmark   August 1, 2013 at 2:51PM
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