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Landscaping: Where to Plant?

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Different plants means different areas. Not all plants can tolerate the same elements as others when it comes to nature. There are many plants that can tolerate wet sites, sunny sites, dry sites or shady ones and others that would never survive in the same areas. This will point out several plants for those hard to fill spots and also ones that will add different interests to each area.

Protected Sites

Wet Sites

Dry Sites

Shelter these plants from harsh winds and winter sun.

  • Azalea
  • Holly
  • Beech Tree
  • Japanese Maple
  • Big Leaf Hydrangea
  • Magnolia
  • Boxwood Pyracantha
  • Dwarf Alberta Spruce
  • Rhododendron
  • Falsecypress Tree
  • Peony
  • Hemlock
  • Vicary
  • Privet
This includes constantly wet soils.

  • Dogwood
  • Alder Forsythia
  • Arborvitae
  • Inkberry Holly
  • Ash Viburnum Variegated
  • Baldcypress Virginia Sweetspire
  • Fringetree Witchhazel
  • Ginkgo Perennials
  • Kentucky Coffee Tree
  • Astilbe
  • Bee Balm
  • Serviceberry
  • Daylily
  • Swamp White Oak Ferns
  • Shrubs Lobelia
  • Barberry Loosestrife
  • Chokeberry Moneywort
  • Clethra
  • Siberian Iris
Consistent wind and/or sun; well drained soil.

Trees

  • Honeylocust
  • Crabapple
  • Japanese Tree
  • Lilac
  • Ginkgo Littleleaf
  • Linden
  • Green Ash
  • Flowering Pear

Shrubs

  • Privet
  • Barberry Pyracanta
  • Bayberry Quince
  • Chokeberry Shrub Rose
  • Cottoneaster Smokebush
  • Forsythia Spirea
  • Gray Dogwood Sumac
  • Lilac Tallhedge
  • Potentilla Viburnum

Evergreens

  • Juniper Yew
  • Pine Yucca

Perennials

  • Artemisia Goldenrod
  • Aster Hollyhock
  • Baby’s Breath Lavender
  • Basket of Gold Lamium
  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Purple Coneflower
  • Blanket Flower
  • Salvia
  • Butterfly Weed Sedum
  • Catmint Snow-in-Summer
  • Coreopsis
  • Thyme
  • Flowering Spurge Veronica
  • Globe Thistle Yarrow