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Mailbox and Pine Island


Because of the tall trees on the south side of my property, there is little sun to sustain grass.  I have given up and increased the size of my pine straw island several times.  The trees and shrubs there get filtered sunlight at best.  Around the mailbox are annuals that grow with morning sun. 


Cercis canadensis

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 Native, part sun, small tree, weeping variety, 5 feet tall, blooms April and May


Pieris Japonica

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Part shade, shrub, 3 feet tall, evergreen

Jewel Box Distyluim

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Full sun to part shade, shrub, 2 feet tall, evergreen

Lily of the Valley

Convallaria majuscule

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Native, part shade, 10 inches tall, blooms April to June


Uvularia sessilifolia

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Native, part shade, 12” tall, blooms April and May

Wild Ginger

Asarum canadense

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Native, shade, 3” tall, evergreen

Night Blooming Cactus


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Part sun, tropical, house plant in winter, blooms September, blooms at night, bloom lasts only one night

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