Hedging Plants for Shade
There is often some misconception that the phrase ‘full shade’ refers to the plant not needing any sunlight. This isn’t true. All plants require natural sun exposure to grow, but some can survive with minimal light. For example, our collection of shade-loving hedging plants above requires less than three hours of sunlight a day.
Hedging plants for shaded sites often grow best when planted in dappled sunlight. This is when the direct sunlight is filtered through tree branches or the foliage of other plants. The majority of plants for full shade are suited to a few hours of sun in the morning; however, the intense afternoon sun can cause damage, so exposure must be avoided.
When the shade is caused by the cover of other shrubs or trees, you may find that the soil surrounding your plant to be quite dry. This problem is quickly resolved. We recommend using Rootgrow when planting to improve the plants’ root system, allowing it to reach any moisture that is available further below the surface. Also, simple soil checks can also help to determine whether you need to increase the water intake. You can do this by collecting a small sample of soil from about two inches below the surface, and if the ground feels dry add water, if the soil feels moist, there is no need to change your routine. Read our blog for more information about soil types and understanding the type of soil you have - How Well Do You Know Your Soil.
best4hedging has a variety of hedging plants available including evergreen shrubs for shade, hedges with berries, purple hedging, prickly hedge and more. Shop our selection today.
For more information on hedging plants for shade, contact the best4hedging team today - 01257 261 243 or send an email to email@example.com.