Clara Spears
Clara Spears
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  • Atlanta, GA
Asked on Oct 13, 2012

I am trying to find out what shrubs would be best to plant that need to be low light, up against the house- west facing

TRD Designs Ltd.TJB-INC Landscape Contractor360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
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  • 3po3
    on Oct 14, 2012

    I would recommend going to a good local nursery and getting a recommendation from their experts, or contact your local Cooperative Extension office.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Oct 14, 2012

    You'll find some good suggestions in this publication from the University of Georgia: http://www.caes.uga.edu/publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=5966#Small%20Shrubs Do take good note of the mature sizes, and make sure to pull the plants far enough away from the house that you still have access-and they are not brushing against the house-when they grow.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Oct 14, 2012

    These are the questions I would ask if you called me on the phone or come into the nursery: How much light? What color is your home? Are you allergic to pollen or bees? Do you require them to be evergreen? How tall would you like them to be at maturity? Do you have a means to water them easily? How wide /deep is your bed space. What do you have there now? What do you have elsewhere in your yard? What is your soil like? Are you prepared to amend it? You don't happen to have a picture of the area do you? so anyways ...bottom line here..the more information you can offer up the more I can help ya out :)

  • Go to the local nursery and let them guide you to the correct plant selection.

  • TRD Designs Ltd.
    on Oct 22, 2012

    If I did not have a backround in horticulture, I would look at other houses with the same site conditions, take pictures and go to a nursery.

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