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Bushes – Shrubs

Zone Maple Valley Washington | leanjean added on April 23, 2017 | Answered

Thank you for your answer yesterday, but I didn't give you enough information. I asked what bushes/shrubs could survive on the hotter west side of the house, and your answer was about how much I watered. I had not even thought of that, so thank you, but here is the question I meant to ask, being more specific. I live in Western Washington, about a 45 minute drive east of Seattle in Maple Valley. We don't "usually" get really hot days like last year. High 80's is rare. Last year was rare, and the leaves on my Rhody's that were facing south got burnt on the points of them. I have never seen that happen before, and now I need to put some shrubs on the west side. Question: What bushes/shrubs can I plant that would be in the long hours of hot afternoon sun and their leaves would not burn? I live in a gated community and I have this long, narrow stretch of narrow ground between the house and the street, and I need to get some plants out there. I did put in some smaller bushes that are red and can't remember the name of, but I'd like some bushes/shrubs that are tallish and green, if you have any suggestions that can take the hot afternoon sun. Thank you, Jean Swayne

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Alisma
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Answered on April 28, 2017

There are some evergreen shrubs like Arborvitae and Rocky Mountain Juniper that would do well in full, hot sun in your region. The shrubs in this list are also tall and green and would be fine in full sun:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/plant-a-privacy-screen-plants-that-grow-fast-for-privacy.htm

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