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Hi. Any suggestions for a medium sized shrub (approx5’ high x 4’ spread) for a very shady aspect in my garden?



Maybe one of the shorter varieties of Camelia sasanqua? May not bloom if it's too shady, though.

13 Sep, 2020


Aucuba japonica or spotted laurel does well in my garden as does Skimmia and Sarcococca . I have a Mahonia in quite deep shade too.

13 Sep, 2020


Mahonia aquifolium does well in shade and won't get much above 5 feet in height - tends to be wider than its tall as it grows, but it can be pruned after flowering to contain its spread - though this is unlikely to be necessary for the first 4 or 5 years.

13 Sep, 2020


Brilliant answers. Many thanks for the suggestions I will check them out further.

13 Sep, 2020

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