Shrubs for planting under a black walnut


Our neighbour has a black walnut near the back of his lot. We have a fountain in our yard with some small ornamental grasses in front which are doing well. However the three Japanese Holly we planted as a backdrop have all died. Can you recommend an evergreen shrub of a similar size that would tolerate the juglone from the Black Walnut. Thank you so much.




So sorry you lost your holly bushes. Juglone can be a real challenge. However, I think you will find this Gardening Guide on Juglone and Black Walnut helpful in choosing plants that will work in that environment.