Hedge for a screen in shaded area

Asked February 23, 2013, 11:55 PM EST

I am looking for a native bush/shrub that will grow at least 8ft. high. It is in an area that does not receive much sun, a little bit filtered as the sun shifts. I prefer an evergreen and would like a rather fast growing one too. We have heavy clay soil here as well.

Marion County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for asking about plant suggestions for your site. This is hard to answer because to be practical, you need to choose from what you can find for sale. Go to some nurseries near you and see what they suggest from inventory, or perhaps can order. A wider variety of plants is available mail-order, though the small, young plants may not fill your needs.
Do consider the tall Oregon Grape, Mahonia aquifolium. There are not many evergreen native shrubs for shade in the size you want, and this choice might be the best for you.