Don’s Expert Answers: Can capital pears grow in shade

Question From:
in Glenelg East, Adelaide South Australia

Nature of problem:
Can capital pears grow in shade

Type of Plant (if known):
Capital pear

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:

How often do you water the plant:

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
Zero direct sunlight

How long since you planted it:
Not yet

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
Not yet

Is the plant indoors or outdoors:

Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:

What other treatments have you given the plant:

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Other Comments:
I have a spot in my garden that does not receive direct sunlight and I want to grow large screening plants (to screen shed) that do not have invasive roots, will the Capital pear grow here or what would you recommend of similar look.
Jeff A

Sorry Jeff, but trees need sun. I would consider a screen of blueboard or similar, which you can paint a fashionable colour or a lattice-work to grow a climber on. But even climbers need sun. Or you could dress up your shed to look really nice. EG consider cladding it in western red cedar or even bamboo screening. Best of all, there are stunning garden shed kits that look awesome: Google ‘Best garden shed images’. Don