Plant Guide: Medium-Sized Plants for Shade

These medium-sized plants are perfect for container gardening and prefer slightly shady conditions.

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Shape Common Boxwood for Topiary or Hedge
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<em>Buxus sempervirens</em> 'Suffruticosa'

Common boxwood is an evergreen shrub with dense growth and small leaves, widely used for topiary. Trim to shape in both early and late summer, by eye or using frames. Fertilize over summer.
Height: To 4 feet
Spread: To 3 feet
Hardiness: Fully hardy plants
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Partial or dappled shade

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