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Posted by clairdo2 ontario canada (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 22, 06 at 13:15

What kind of shrub can I plant that does not get taller then 4 to 5 feet and only gets about 4 hours of sun? An evergreen would be nice or a flowering shrub...

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RE: shrub

I'd like to suggest a little leaf lilac. It isn't evergreen, but it blooms a long time. And it smells so nice.

RE: shrub

Hi sazzy, tried to send you an email but it didn't work. Just want to know what this lilac looks like. Is it very different from regular ones? And does it shoot all over. I've got lawn all around that spot so I don't want something that will sprout all over it.
Thank you

RE: shrub

With only 4 hours of sun, I don't think that a lilac will perform well. A cedar immediately comes to mind. You'd have to find a dwarf type to keep it under 5 feet though.

Here's a list of shrubs for shady sites from Lois Hole's book:

Cranberry (Dwarf European)
Euonymus 'Gold Prince'
Fir (Dwarf Balsam)
Flowering Raspberry
Ninebark 'Tilden Parks'
Russian cypress

Hope this helps.


RE: shrub

Thank you Laurie. I decided on a yew ecause I had to move it anyway.

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