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    Question

    The front of my house gets sun on the left of my front door and shade all day on the right side do to trees. What is a good shrub I can plant on either side that will grow in both conditions so I have a symmetric look?

    Answer

    There are a variety of plants that would work including nandina. These evergreen shrubs with varying shades of red and green leaves perform well in either sun or shade. To keep the plants consistent in size/color plant the nandinas in two large containers. As the plants grow, you can periodically move the containers from one side of the porch to the other so that both containers are exposed to both sun and shade.


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