The best tips for hedges in shady places

The best tips for hedges in shady places

Suitable plants for partial shade

A precise location analysis helps you to optimize the selection of plants. In partial shade, the shrubs are not exposed to too much temperature fluctuations, so that they can develop better. Try to estimate the incidence of light. Would your hedge really be completely in the shade, or would some light come into the appropriate place? In the latter case, the following plants are best:

  • Boxwood
  • yew
  • False cypress
  • Field maple
  • Common snowball
  • Barberry
  • Common hazel
  • rose hip
  • rowan
  • Holly

also read

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  • Lilies of the valley like a shady spot

Suitable plants for the shade

The selection for plants that develop well without sunlight is unfortunately a little smaller. One advantage, however, is that among them there are also evergreen species that enrich the dreary place with their greenery all year round. These plants love moist locations:

  • ivy
  • European beech
  • Grapes elderberry
  • liguster
  • Hornbeam
  • Common buckthorn
  • Common hawthorn
  • Black honeysuckle
  • Oregon grape
  • Laurel cherry

More tips

When planting a hedge in the shade, you should also consider the following:

  • always keep a planting distance of 2 m
  • large shrubs even need a distance of 2.5-3 m
  • Also allow for space for the later hedge border flora