Fungus-resistant shrub for shady area??

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Fungus-resistant shrub for shady area??

Post by Dwigh » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:02:23



We have a spot iln our Garden where we have lost an azalea and a
viburnum to a fungus of some sort. (Verticillium wilt is common in our
area, but there are other possibilities too.)

The site is mostly shade, in Seattle, which is moist and mild in winter,
but dry in summer.

Any suggestions for a shrub in a space about 5 x 5 feet?  We would like
something with either a distinctive character or color.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Dwight Gibb

 
 
 

Fungus-resistant shrub for shady area??

Post by thomaspou » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:00:09


Dwight;980473 Wrote:

Quote:
> We have a spot iln our garden where we have lost an azalea and a
> viburnum to a fungus of some sort. (Verticillium wilt is common in our
> area, but there are other possibilities too.)

> The site is mostly shade, in Seattle, which is moist and mild in winter,

> but dry in summer.

> Any suggestions for a shrub in a space about 5 x 5 feet?  We would like

> something with either a distinctive character or color.

> Thanks in advance for your help!

> Dwight Gibb

you need to plan some new plants.

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thomaspoul

 
 
 

Fungus-resistant shrub for shady area??

Post by David E. Ros » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 03:24:39



Quote:
> We have a spot iln our garden where we have lost an azalea and a
> viburnum to a fungus of some sort. (Verticillium wilt is common in our
> area, but there are other possibilities too.)

> The site is mostly shade, in Seattle, which is moist and mild in winter,
> but dry in summer.

> Any suggestions for a shrub in a space about 5 x 5 feet?  We would like
> something with either a distinctive character or color.

> Thanks in advance for your help!

> Dwight Gibb

Azaleas should have done quite well there.  The problem might have been
soil that does not drain well; azaleas need soil that is constantly
moist but never wet.  They also require an acidic soil, which also
inhibits fungus.

--
David E. Ross
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