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StillDreaming

Wondering if anyone has any ideas of plants (ground cover and larger plants) that works well under large trees?

Thanks!

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Ozquoll

Cyclamen and Clivia both go well in the shade and dryness under large trees. Groundcovers are trickier...Tradescantia will thrive under shady trees, but it's a rather charmless plant that is hard to get rid of!

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eponee

agapanthus are so easy to grow and you dont really have to do anything to keep them alive

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Oriental lily

Hydrangeas do well in shade . Ferns .

 

Azalea do well in dabbled shade . Clivia for dry shade .

 

Bromeliads as long as your frosts aren’t to severe .

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StillDreaming

Thanks for the suggestions so far! I love the idea of a garden bed full of plants, basically all touching each other, and a variety of leaf colours/shapes - which from what I can see is what the above suggestions would do.

 

My plan is to have a large area of garden (because much of the area is otherwise useless) and have stepping stones leading to a seat. I originally wanted an area for kids to play in, but... it all seems too hard under the tree (that drops little berries at this time of year).

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got my tinsel on

My local hospital has a large atrium that I doubt gets any direct sunshine at all, and has native violets thriving as a groundcover over a really large area.

 

I'm planning on planting some dichondra repens down the shady side of my house.

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blimkybill

I have hellebores that do very well in the shade under a tree, they look great.

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got my tinsel on

Gardenias!

 

And then some more gardenias!

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PrincessPeach

If its shady all the time what about an indoor plant like a pothos?

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