Coastal Shade Garden
Name: Coastal Shade Garden
Open to the public?: No
USDA Hardiness Zone: 8A
Extension Demonstration Garden? No
Approximate year the garden/landscape was established:
What to look for: This shady garden on the NC coast is planted under a large live oak tree whose limbs reach out many feet and provide shade to dappled shade. The planting is along a corner sidewalk for walkers to enjoy. There are several types of shade-tolerant shrubs that surround a large planting of begonias and some will provide spring flowers. The impatiens add a pop of color to the planting for the growing season. There are ferns, a cast iron plant and sedums for ground cover. Observe the epiphanic fern growing on the branches of the live oak tree. This type of planting can provide year-round interest.