Hi all -- I just relocated from the DC area to a brand-new home in Richmond,
VA (USDA Zone 7). There are no foundation plantings around this house and
I'd like to put some in when spring comes. However, the front of the house
faces north and gets no sun at all except at the fence line. Can anyone
give me some suggestions for foundation plantings that can tolerate full
shade? I'd like to put in some shrubs or something to decorate the front of
the house but I'm stumped as to anything substantial that might grow at
least 3' tall without some sun. The only planting in the front yard as of
now is a 15' magnolia tree.
Thanks in advance!
I don't have much time but you may want to check out this list of shade
loving plants for Zone 7. I found it at www.monrovia.com.
Acuba japonica and all its lovely cultivars
Buxus sempervirens all its lovely cultivars
Cephelotaxus harringtonia and all its lovely cultivars
Euonymus alatus a.a.i.l.c.
all the Taxus...
David J. Bockman, Fairfax, VA (USDA Hardiness Zone 7)
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