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What can I plant in a large container- shade area. I'm a beginner

Posted by huntergpt 7 (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 6, 10 at 21:33

Hi, I have a large container (2ft wide and 2.5 ft tall) on 1 end of a very narrow porch. It is a shade spot. What can I plant in this container? I prefer for the anchoring plant to be evergreen. Thank you for helping this beginner in gardening.

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RE: What can I plant in a large container- shade area. I'm a begi

Not sure if it will overwinter in a pot, but a camellia would be evergreen and would do fine in part shade. You may have to protect the roots come winter, though. It would need to be trimmed to keep it small enough for the pot size you have.

RE: What can I plant in a large container- shade area. I'm a begi

There are tall narrow evergreens that will tolerate shade--fastigiate yews and cephalotaxus come to mind. Try Googling "cephalotaxus harringtonia fastigiata" and see if that pleases you. A good source for all plants is the Forest Farm nursery in Oregon. Welcome to gardening.

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