shrubs for shade
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- March 21, 2010 at 7:04 pm #28971AnonymousInactive
Thanks for the comments on skimmia. I really love the plant and I’m thinking of using is. But, I have heard that it is temperamental and therefore difficult to grow. Has anyone had experience with this or has anyone heard about this?
Yes, I’ll look for the male and female.
JoyApril 12, 2010 at 1:51 am #29345AnonymousInactive
I have ten or fifteen skimmia growing all over my property, and they couldn’t be easier. A few in one particular site are looking a little chlorotic ( too much sun?) but all the rest have been thriving for years with virtually no care. Don’t hesitate to try some; they’ll make you very happy! Also keep an eye out for S. reevesiana, which is self-pollenating.April 21, 2010 at 12:05 am #29392AnonymousInactive
I am trying to identify a shrub that is native grower in SE New York woods. It has long woody stems with thorns – small bright green leaves lining both sides of the stem. There are tiny flowers blooming along stems in April. It grows to about 4 feet high by 4 feet wide with the stems arching out haphazardly in all directions. It grows in light shade and the deer don’t touch it. Please tell me its name.April 21, 2010 at 3:21 am #29393AnonymousInactive
The shrub you have seen is Berberis thunbergii or Japanese Barberry. This is an invasive plant in NY woodlands. For a thoughtful discussion of invasive plants: https://awaytogarden.com/dames-rocket-asset-or-invader
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