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hedges provide greenery in areas of the garden that would not
normally allow for plant growth. There are shade hedges that
will grow in full shade, and require little pruning. Shade hedges
come in many different styles and sizes. Shade hedges can be
grown along side a building or fence that blocks the sun for
most of the day.
of the most common types of shade hedges is the boxwood. These
shade hedges can be grown in areas of full sun to full shade,
and are widely adaptable to different soil types. The dense
foliage of these shade hedges gives the impression of a continuous
surface, and will be present year round. These evergreen shade
hedges are hardy in zones five through eight.
of the popular shade hedges is the red twigged dogwood. These
shade hedges have burgundy colored bark in the winter. Blue-black
fruits follow the creamy white blooms of these shade hedges.
Birds and small animals eat the fruits. Growing to a mature
height of eight to ten feet, these shade hedges need a good
water regiment and are hardy in zones three through seven.