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Old 07-08-2019, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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I have several mature Yews lining the North side of my home, an area that gets little to no sun. I can't stand the Yews, to me they are too big and generic looking. I know pulling them out will be a pita, but what are some good alternatives, preferably smaller, evergreen or something with color in the summer for Zone 5? Looking for a cleaner more interesting look.
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:28 PM
 
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Evergreen azaleas and/or one of the compact mountain laurels? If your soil is on the acid side or you're willing to make it so.

The color will be in the spring rather than summer though. Shade tolerant shrubs with summer flowers are pretty scarce.

I have an east facing exposure that only gets sun until about 11 a.m. and there is a crape myrtle there which is flowering now (early July.). Obviously they prefer full sun all day but will at least flower with just a half day. North exposure that may get a little sun either in very early morning or late afternoon/early evening is tricky though for anything that flowers after June 1st (other than hosta or daylilies.)
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:38 PM
 
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I have hostas, bleeding hearts, spotted dead nettle (lamium), virginia bluebells in early spring (gets covered by golden bleeding hearts). I planted hollies on my eastern side - they get early day sun and shade all afternoon - I guess too little sunlight because they are growing slowly.

Hydrangea macrophylla live in almost full shade. https://www.whiteflowerfarm.com/63182-product.html

Dogwoods (some) and Rhododendrons (some) are good in shade.

This spring, I planted a mountain laurel in part shade (am) and afternoon western sun. I hope it does well.
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:45 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I have hostas, bleeding hearts, spotted dead nettle (lamium), virginia bluebells in early spring (gets covered by golden bleeding hearts). I planted hollies on my eastern side - they get early day sun and shade all afternoon - I guess too little sunlight because they are growing slowly.

Hydrangea macrophylla live in almost full shade. https://www.whiteflowerfarm.com/63182-product.html

Dogwoods (some) and Rhododendrons (some) are good in shade.

This spring, I planted a mountain laurel in part shade (am) and afternoon western sun. I hope it does well.
Do you mind sharing where you got the mountain laurel from? I've been considering one as they are native to my area and I would like to use one to screen out the view of my neighbors deck.
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Old 07-15-2019, 11:26 AM
 
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Do you mind sharing where you got the mountain laurel from? I've been considering one as they are native to my area and I would like to use one to screen out the view of my neighbors deck.

Home Depot. This was in the early spring.


Believe it or not, Home Depot has been getting shrubs/plants from big, reliable nurseries. I prefer my neighborhood nursery, but sometimes Home Depot has something different.
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Old 07-15-2019, 11:37 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Home Depot. This was in the early spring.


Believe it or not, Home Depot has been getting shrubs/plants from big, reliable nurseries. I prefer my neighborhood nursery, but sometimes Home Depot has something different.
I am surprised by that, I will have to check it out in my area. Thanks for sharing that info.
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:03 PM
 
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Broken Arrow Nursery in Connecticut usually has a very nice selection of mountain laurel. Their shipping is closed for the season but they still have nursery pickup.


https://www.brokenarrownursery.com/
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