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Woodland Evergreens

Posted by CarolynCville none (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 15, 12 at 22:53

Part of our woods next to our driveway was cleared and I am wanting to plant evergreens that will do well in afternoon sun. I would prefer ones that do not grow more than about 12 ft as they would be under the canopy of oak trees. I would prefer natives - any ideas? Holly's maybe?

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RE: Woodland Evergreens

Not much comes to mind. Camellias if you don't need natives. A mix of native deciduous tall shrubs and short trees could provide screening; like redbuds with red twigged dogwood.

RE: Woodland Evergreens

A number of the native hollies would do fine there and you can choose your varities by height. If you are not far from DC, Behnkes has a good assortment of native hollies.

RE: Woodland Evergreens

rosebay rhododendrons are a good, sturdy native for an area like that. Keep them shielded from deer until they get big enough. The buds are tasty.

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