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G6911, Reviewed April 2002

Gardening in the Shade


Broad-leaved evergreens generally need protection from winter winds and afternoon sun to prevent browning of leaves. Often, sites on the north or east sides of buildings are best.

American holly (Ilex opaca)

Canada hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

Drooping leucothoe, Fetterbush (Leucothoe fontanesiana)

Japanese holly (Ilex crenata)

Japanese pieris (Pieris japonica)

Leatherleaf viburnum (Viburnum rhytidophyllum)

Littleleaf boxwood (Buxus microphylla)

Oregon grapeholly (Mahonia aquifolium)

Rhododendron (Rhododendron )sp

Spreading euonymus (Euonymus kiautschovicus)

Yew (Taxus x media)

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