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Plants for shady areas
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Posted 18 August 2019 - 07:52 PM
Wondering if anyone has any ideas of plants (ground cover and larger plants) that works well under large trees?
Posted 18 August 2019 - 08:15 PM
Cyclamen and Clivia both go well in the shade and dryness under large trees. Groundcovers are trickier...Tradescantia will thrive under shady trees, but it's a rather charmless plant that is hard to get rid of!
Posted 18 August 2019 - 08:41 PM
agapanthus are so easy to grow and you dont really have to do anything to keep them alive
Posted 18 August 2019 - 08:46 PM
Hydrangeas do well in shade . Ferns .
Azalea do well in dabbled shade . Clivia for dry shade .
Bromeliads as long as your frosts aren’t to severe .
Posted 18 August 2019 - 08:59 PM
Thanks for the suggestions so far! I love the idea of a garden bed full of plants, basically all touching each other, and a variety of leaf colours/shapes - which from what I can see is what the above suggestions would do.
My plan is to have a large area of garden (because much of the area is otherwise useless) and have stepping stones leading to a seat. I originally wanted an area for kids to play in, but... it all seems too hard under the tree (that drops little berries at this time of year).
Posted 18 August 2019 - 09:10 PM
My local hospital has a large atrium that I doubt gets any direct sunshine at all, and has native violets thriving as a groundcover over a really large area.
I'm planning on planting some dichondra repens down the shady side of my house.
Posted 18 August 2019 - 09:18 PM
I have hellebores that do very well in the shade under a tree, they look great.
Posted 18 August 2019 - 09:46 PM
If its shady all the time what about an indoor plant like a pothos?
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