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Old 08-21-2020, 02:42 PM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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I have a spot by my front porch where I want to put a couple of shrubs. This is on the North side of the house and does not get any direct sun at all. What is there now gets too tall and I'd like something that tops out at no more then about 3 feet. Would like something that has interesting flowers and/or leaves. I am in zone 7a.

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this type of situation and what they wound up putting in and how it worked out.
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Old 08-21-2020, 02:52 PM
 
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How about hostas?
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Old 08-21-2020, 02:59 PM
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I had thought about that, but I have a back yard loaded with them and was thinking about something different. But if I can't figure out anything else, I do know that they grow well here!
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Old 08-21-2020, 03:02 PM
 
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Ruby Slippers dwarf oakleaf hydrangea. Flowers start out white in spring and by autumn the colours have changed to shades of pink, crimson and dark ruby. They do well in shaded north facing areas and the dwarfs don't get much bigger that 3 feet high with a 3 - 4 foot wide spread.

https://www.google.com/search?q=RUBY...h=678&biw=1346

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Old 08-21-2020, 03:23 PM
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Ruby Slippers dwarf oakleaf hydrangea. Flowers start out white in spring and by autumn the colours have changed to shades of pink, crimson and dark ruby. They do well in shaded north facing areas and the dwarfs don't get much bigger that 3 feet high with a 3 - 4 foot wide spread.

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I like that idea, especially the interesting changing colors of the blooms and the autumn foliage.
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Old 08-21-2020, 03:30 PM
 
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philodendron (elephant ears),
air fern,
aloe vera
venus fly traps


if you get zero direct sun and temps dont get too cold
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Old 08-21-2020, 03:34 PM
 
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I like hydrangea also. Many to choose from. I love Limelight.
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Old 08-21-2020, 04:24 PM
 
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We have a similar situation, north side front of house with maybe an hour of sun. We went with Coast Leucothoe. In part because they are a handsome leafy evergreen shrub and are less prone to damage if snow rolls off our steep roof onto them. We are zone 6B and they are definitely happy.

https://www.finegardening.com/plant/...thoe-axillaris
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Old 08-21-2020, 05:43 PM
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We have a similar situation, north side front of house with maybe an hour of sun. We went with Coast Leucothoe. In part because they are a handsome leafy evergreen shrub and are less prone to damage if snow rolls off our steep roof onto them. We are zone 6B and they are definitely happy.

https://www.finegardening.com/plant/...thoe-axillaris
That also looks very interesting and would fill the bill. Did you get yours from a local nursery there?
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Old 08-22-2020, 04:18 AM
 
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How about Flowering Dogwood? They're hardy and thrive in the shade.

https://s3-production.bobvila.com/sl...peg?1532362116
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