Native Dry Shade plants/bushes

Asked April 6, 2018, 11:30 AM EDT

Hi, I am looking for a list of native dry shade plants/bushes for Carroll County. I am zone 6 in the upper part of the county. Thanks!

Carroll County Maryland plant selection native dry shade

1 Response

No matter what you plant, plan on watering for about two years during dry periods until the root systems are established. Some suggestions include: native ferns, especially hay scented, Christmas fern and sensitive fern, alleghany pachysandra, Canadian ginger, Pa sedge, and phlox stolonifera.
Look at the links below for more choices including perennials, shrubs, and trees.
https://www.fws.gov/Chesapeakebay/pdf/NativePlantsforWildlifeHabitatandConservationLandscaping.pdf
http://www.nativeplantcenter.net/

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