Tall Plants for Shade

These tall, shade-loving plants look great in a container on your patio.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios
Red Camellia Blooms in Early Spring DK - Simple Steps to Success: Containers for Patios © 2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Camellia japonica

Species and cultivars flower in early spring, in shades of red, pink, and white. A superb evergreen shrub for a large pot filled with ericaceous soil and given protection from cold winds and early morning sun. Prune lightly for shape after flowering.
Height: up to 6 feet
Spread: up to 4 feet
Hardiness: Fully hardy plants
Soil Preference: Most, well-drained soil
Shade Preference: Partial or dappled shade

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios

©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2007

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