Advice – Full Shade

Siobhan Padden asked 11 years ago
Can you recommend a tree or large shrub for a corner of our garden which is in full shade all day long and which is very wet throughout the year. We are also located on the coast.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Only broadleaved evergreens will grow in shade and there is no evergreen that will grow in wet soil.

You must drain the area to a soakaway or pile up more soil to keep the roots out of the wet ground, then holly, ruscus, sarcococca, aucuba or lauristinus should survive.