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dry soil and low sun plants

Posted by hamiltonblooms 6a Ontario (My Page) on
Sun, May 24, 09 at 21:59

Hi, I am looking for something that will grow in dry low sun soil that is against the front of my house. House faces east with shade from tree. I would love to have some type of bush.

any suggestions?


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RE: dry soil and low sun plants

Diervilla lonicera or bush honeysuckle, is a native shrub which will take low light and dry soil. It grows to about 4'.

RE: dry soil and low sun plants

Here's a website for a large list of dry shade plants.


RE: dry soil and low sun plants

I have just planted part shade/full shade plants at the front of my house:
-Ivory Halo Dogwood (Variegated)
-Diablo Ninebark (dark purple)
-Weigela (wine?) (dark green/purpl(ey))
-Japanese cone yew (Evergreen)
-Boxwood (little gem) (Evergreen)

RE: dry soil and low sun plants

try one of the gold lieafed spireas.

RE: dry soil and low sun plants

I grew the native diervilla lonicera in dry clay and part sun. Beware that it is a suckering shrub that spreads underground.

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