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CEG Sun & Shadow Garden

The Sun and Shade Garden in the Community Education Garden demonstrates plants that thrive in a combination of sun and shade.   This list is current as of September, 2020.

Fire-resistent plants are noted with

Trees

  • Abies balsama ‘Picolo’ – Piccolo balsam fir
  • Cryptomeria japonica ‘Twinkle Toes’ – Twinkle Toes Japanese cedar
  • Cryptomeria japonica ‘Golden Promise’ –  Japanese cedar
  • Ginkgo biloba ‘Mariken’ – maidenhair tree
  • Picea abies ‘Pusch’ – Pusch Norway spruce
  • Pinus contorta ‘Taylor’s Sunburst’ – lodgepole pine
  • Picea glauca ‘Pendula’ – weeping white spruce
  • Pinus mugo ‘Dwarf Valley Cushion’ – pine
  • Picea orientalis ‘Tom Thumb’ – Tom Thumb oriental spruce
  • Picea pungens ‘Waldbrunn’ – Waldbrunn Colorado spruce
  • Pinus leucodermis (heldreichii) ‘Smidtii’ – smidt bosnian pine
  • Pinus parviflora ‘Tanima no yuki’ – snow in the valley Japanese white pine
  • Sambucus racemosa ‘SMNSRD4’ – Lemony Lace elderberry
  • Tsuga Canadensis ‘Jeddeloh’ – Canadian hemlock

Shrubs

  • Hamamelis mollis ‘Pallida’ – Pallida Chinese witchhazel
  • Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Peppermint’ – Peppermint hydrangea 
  • Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ – Limelight hydrangea 
  • Lepidote rhododendron ‘PJM Elite’ – PJM Elite rhododendron 
  • Nandina domestica – nandina 
  • Pieris japonica ‘Variegata’ –variegated Japanese lily of the valley
  • Pieris japonica ‘Mountain Fire’ – Mountain Fire Japanese pieris 
  • Rhamnus frangula ‘Fine Line’ – buckthorn 
  • Sambucus nigra ‘Eiffel 1’ – Black tower elderberry 
  • Spiraea japonica ‘Little Princess’ – Japanese spirea 
  • Spiraea nipponica ‘Snowmound’ – Snowmound spirea 
  • Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Northcountry’ – Northcountry blueberry 
  • Viburnum carlesii ‘Diana’ – Koreanspice Viburnum

Perennials

  • Anenome – windflower   
  • Athyrium filix-femina – common lady fern    
  • Clematis x ‘Kakio’ Pink Champagne – pink champagne clematis  
  • Clematis x ‘Multi-Blue’ – Multi-Blue clematis  
  • Delosperma floribundum ‘Starburst’ – Starburst ice plant  
  • Dicentra spectabilis– bleeding heart  
  • Epimedium – bishop’s hat 
  • Helleborus – lenten rose  
  • Heuchera ‘Midnight Bayou’ – fancy leaf coral bells  
  • Heuchera ‘Midnight Rose’ – coral bells  
  • Hosta ‘Blue Mammoth’ – hosta 
  • Hosta (Tardinia Group) ‘June’ – hosta  
  • Hosta ‘Minuteman’ – Minuteman hosta  
  • Nandina domestica ‘Moon Bay’ – Moon Bay heavenly bamboo  
  • Persicaria virginiana ‘Painters Palette’ – Painters Palette fleece flower  
  • Sedum spectabile ‘Jaws’ – stonecrop  
  • Sedum spectabile ‘Matrona’ – stonecrop  
  • Sedum spectabile ‘Neon’ – stonecrop  
  • Sedum telephium ‘Purple Emperor’  
  • Thymus pseudolanuginosus– woolly thyme
  • Tiarella ‘Dark Star’ – foam flower  
  • Zantedeschia albomaculataspotted calla Lily

Grasses

  • Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ – mondo grass