Prepared for Austin M. | Delivered June 3, 2020
Best Plants for New York Backyard
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To obtain information about low-light plants that can strive in pots in a small New York backyard garden
According to the
Greenbelt Native Plant Center
in New York City (NYC), plants that do well in the shade are trees, shrubs, vines, graminoids, and ferns.
herbs that thrive in pots
and shade in NYC apartments with little light or a backyard garden with little light include parsley, oregano, chives, tarragon, mint, cilantro, and lemon balm.
Wee Willie Korean Boxwood
is a shrub that would likely survive in the hot and cold weather in NYC because it "retains its emerald green color year-round, even throughout the coldest winters" and requires partial sunlight at minimum to survive.
has several species to choose from.
can be planted in pots in the shade during the hot weather and be brought inside when the weather gets cold. Examples of annual plants that do well in low light include catnip, chamomile, mint and parsley.
does well in partial sun.
According to Todd Haiman Landscape Design, plants that
strive in NYC backyards
with little light include "hostas, ferns, and yew shrubs".
for this condition and setting include Adiantum pedatum (Northern maidenhair fern), Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears’, Hosta ‘Undulata picto’ and Taxus x media (Yew).
is a recommended ornamental plant that can be grown
in pots as flowering shrubs
does well in Brooklyn. It offers shade and attracts birds.
Japanese maple (Acer palmatum), Japanese cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa), and Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra) are also recommended plants for
NYC climate and small spaces
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