Height to 2.5m (8ft). Azaleas and rhododendrons belong to the same genus, Rhododendron, and include both deciduous and evergreen shrubs. A member of the conifer family, this spreading shrub has dark green, needle-like leaves and fleshy bright red berries. Height 60cm (2ft). Alpine currant is a small fruit bearing shrub, but it is dioecious, so you need both male and female plants for pollination. There are more than 150 species found throughout the world, most being quite fragrant and providing food and shelter for birds and wildlife. Daphnes are shade shrubs that are more short-lived than the others in this list but have spectacular flowers that look stunning in a flower bed. Viburnum davidii AGM: (e) dark green ribbed leaves, tubular white flowers in flowerheads, late spring, followed by metallic-blue fruits on female plant if male pollinator present. In addition to being shade plants, they also like acidic soil which is often prevalent in shady areas. Viburnum × hilleri ‘Winton’ AGM: semi-evergreen with dark green leaves suffused bronze-red in winter. Profuse white flowers over a long period during spring to autumn. Spread 1.5m (5ft). Berberis darwinii AGM: (e) small, glossy dark green leaves and during spring dark-orange flowers in pendent racemes then blue-black fruit. Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’: (common box) (e) compact, slow growing with small glossy dark green leaves. humilis; Viburnum × hilleri 'Winton' AGM ; Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea' AGM It is poisonous to humans, deer, and livestock.
This shade grown shrub requires a sheltered location and moist, peaty, acid soil. Hydrangea aspera subsp. Height 10-20cm (4-8in). RHS Garden Hyde Hall Spring and Orchid Show, Free entry to RHS members at selected
Spread 2.2m (7ft). Height and spread to 8m (25ft). Height 1.2m (4ft). Dead head spent flowers to encourage blooming. Buxus sempervirens: (common box) glossy dark green leaves. The town of Hollywood, CA is often said to be named in honor of this shrub, which was found in the area. Blooms appear in late winter and early spring. It can be tough designing a garden in a shady area. Prune after bloom by shortening strong shoots to maintain shape and habit. Height 30cm (1ft). Juneberry – If you want to brighten areas of light shade, consider the Juneberry shrub. Rhododendrons need shelter from winds and the sun, and require little or no pruning. Plant in a sheltered in area in colder climates. L. pileata: (e) dark glossy green leaves and in late spring tiny white flowers followed by violet-purple berries. They have a pleasant aroma and yellow and green foliage. £34.99 £ 34. Spread 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft). They thrive in the dappled shade under trees. Skimmia is a true shade plant that grows best in dappled light but can thrive in full shade. Spread 1.5m (5ft). sargentiana: (w) peeling bark and large, velvety ovate leaves. For practical considerations and to learn more about degrees of shade see our page on shade gardening. Plants and Shade. Flower color can be altered by adding acid to the soil. Height 2m (6½ft). Shrubs for shade – Pieris ‘Purity’ If you’re gardening on ericaceous soil, acid-loving shrubs like pieris are a good choice. White flowers in panicles, mid and late spring. Height and spread 5m (16ft). D. pontica: (e) glossy dark green leaves and clusters of yellow-green flowers in mid and late spring. Cornus canadensis: (creeping dogwood) (*) (m) green flowers in late spring are surrounded by white bracts, then fleshy red fruits. Fuchsia ‘Mrs Popple’ AGM: flowers single, with bright red sepals and tube and violet-purple petals July to autumn. Height and spread 2-2.5m (6½-8ft). Fatsia japonica AGM: (e) palmate-lobed leaves to 45cm, small white flowers in round clusters followed by small, black fruits. Color carries through into autumn with the dark blue-green leaves turning to a brilliant red. Height and spread 1.2m (4ft). Height to 5m (16ft). You’ll find both low-growing types for ground covers and tall pyramidal varieties for borders or privacy screens. Whether you’re looking for a hedge or a container plant, a low-maintenance rock … Prunus laurocerasus (cherry laurel)
Height and spread to 3m (10ft). Height 90cm (3ft). Height 15cm (6in). All Rhododendrons and Azaleas feature showy, brilliantly blooms in a full palette of colors. Weigela ‘Praecox Variegata’ (v) AGM: bright green leaves have creamy margins, white with age and in early summer honey-scented rose-pink flowers. Height 2m (6ft½). These evergreen shrubs bloom in the late winter with tubular clusters and small, pink buds. Deciduous shrubs include False Spirea (Sorbaria sorbifolia), Annabelle (Hydrangea arborescens‘Annabelle’) and Bigleaf Hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla) and Double Kerria (Kerria japonica– yellow flowers would be bright in the shade). Kalmia latifolia ‘Olympic Fire’ AGM: (mountain laurel) (*) (e) glossy wavy-margined dark green leaves and from late spring to early summer crimped large pink flowers from red buds. Elaeagnus × ebbingei ‘Gilt Edge’ (v) AGM: (e) glossy metallic sea-green leaves, silver beneath, have dark green centres and golden-yellow margins, scented small white flowers in autumn. Height and spread 3m (10ft). Danae racemosa: slender green shoots and glossy stems, greenish-yellow flowers in early summer. One of the best-known shrubs that grow well in shade is Mountain laurel. Height 1.5m (5ft). Many cultivars of Hydrangea are available today but two main types persist. Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ AGM: large spherical white flowerheads 20cm (8in) across in summer. See more ideas about shrubs, garden shrubs, planting flowers. Spread 1.5m (4ft). The enormous groups of blooms have a shape like that of a teacup, are sticky, but they are totally dazzling. The amount of shade a plant is growing under will directly affect the density of the foliage, as well as the flowering and fruiting characteristics. Add a few of these shady characters to your garden then sit back and enjoy. Suitable for zones 4 to 7, they tolerate shaded areas, but they tend to yield better flowering displays when exposed to a reasonable am… Viburnums are an excellent choice for the shade garden adding four season color and interest with flowers, leaves, and fruit. Painting Clay Pots. Also known as Horse Chestnut, the common name comes from the shiny seeds, called buckeyes or horse chestnuts, that are encased in roughly rounded seed pods. Height 60-90cm (2-3ft). One of the best flowering shrubs for shady spots, Kerria produces masses of bright yellow flowers in April and May. How to Prune Hydrangeas. Deep shade can even kill your plants unless they are species that naturally grow in shade. Several cultivars of this shrub are available today, some with showier blooms that may appear from autumn through early spring and are fully frost hardy. Height and spread 4m (13ft). Height 1.2m (4ft). Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea ‘Admiration’ AGM: bright orange-red leaves in spring deepen over summer, creamy-yellow spring flowers and crimson berries in autumn. It has tubular, light pink flowers, but when grown in shade it is favored more for its variegated foliage than its blooms. Boxwood. Gaultheria procumbens AGM: (*) (e) strongly scented glossy dark green leaves, pale-pink flower racemes in summer then bright red berries persisting through winter. Height to 5m (15ft). Thin out old shoots after flowering. Spread 1.5-2.5m (5-8ft). Alder-leaved serviceberries feature spikes of creamy white flowers that appear in April and May. This evergreen shrub produces small white flowers, but is grown primarily for its leaves, which are red or bronze for several weeks after they emerge, eventually turning green. Height and spread 2-3m (6½-10ft). (v) variegated foliage
Some are good in dry soils others in moist. Height 90cm (3ft). There are numerous shrub varieties that can thrive in light to dense shade, and most will … The red tip photinia results from a cross between Photinia glabra and Photinia serrulata. Gracefully arching branches oval, sharpely toothed, bright green leaves can reach 10 feet in height. Height 15cm (6in). Spread 60-75cm (2ft-30in). It is also poisonous, especially for cats and livestock. Sansanqua Camellia (Camellia sasanqua) Often called the fall-blooming camellia, this shrub puts on its show from late summer into fall and through December, depending on where you live and which variety you’re growing. Spread indefinite. Spread 3.5m (11ft). It is a poisonous shrub, due to the alkaloid skimmianin present in all parts of the plant. Height and spread 4m (13ft). This is officially one of my new favorite shrubs for partial shade. It does well in dry or moist shade but does not tolerate poorly-draining soil. Spread 2m (6ft½). Height 2-2.5m (6-8ft). Deer Resistant Shrubs For Shade Winter Daphne. Varieties to Try: Densiformis, Capitata. The range of plants to use compared to full sun is more limited, but a full range of plants can be used. Height 3m (10ft). Varieties that do well in full shade include leather leaf, arrowwood, and mapleleaf. Several different kinds of Chinese tea are brewed from the leaves and twigs of the Camellia shrub. There are almost endless varieties of Azalea today from which to choose including cultivars that bloom in spring and again in autumn. Smaller shrubs – under 1.5m (5ft)
Large flat flowers of purple or blue, surrounded by white ray florets from summer to autumn. An evergreen shrub that helps to light up a shady part of the garden in winter and spring. Evergreen foliage provides year round interest that is enhanced by bundles of bell-shaped flowers in the spring months. Height and spread 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft). The berries were traditionally eaten by Native Americans, although they contain a small amount of cyanide, which is removed from the berries when they are cooked. Daphne laureola: (e) glossy dark green leaves and scented pale greenish-yellow flowers in late winter and early spring. Carolina allspice is a great shrub for shade. East (545) North (289) South (743) West (785) How much sun. It responds well to shearing and is just as well suited to an old-fashioned cottage garden as it is to a modern or contemporary setting. Showy panicles of four-petaled dark red flowers appear in early summer to attract hummingbirds to your garden. Height and spread 90cm (3ft). The flowers on this shrub are much like those of orange trees, both in appearance and fragrance giving it the common name mock orange. 10/18/14-Evergreen shrubs can play a vital role in the landscape as the backbone of the design. While Rhododendron range in height from dwarf to tree-like structures, most Azaleas are much more compact shrubs of up to 5 feet. Hypericum × moserianum ‘Tricolor’ (v): mid green leaves blotched pink and cream and from summer to autumn cup-shaped bright yellow flowers. Without the proper amount of sun, flowering shrubs may fail to produce blossoms or bloom poorly, and many shrubs will perform poorly overall. Deadhead spent flowers and prune older shoots back to the base in spring. Camellia sasanqua 'Jean May’ AGM: (*) (e) (w) slightly fragrant, semi-double or double, shell-pink flowers in winter and early spring. Height and spread 30cm (1ft).
Clematis is a good choice for growing up a shady wall. White flowers followed by raspberry-like edible fruits. Height 90cm (3ft). One of the best-known shrubs that grow well in shade is Mountain laurel. On our list of shade plants we love, we’ve included evergreen shrubs like azaleas and boxwoods as well as shady bloomers such as begonias and hostas. 10 MIXED ESTABLISHED GARDEN SHRUBS * P9 POTS * NOT PLUG PLANTS* 3fatpigs® 3.9 out of 5 stars 131. Height 2.5-4m (8-13ft). Height 1m (3ft). Sarcococca hookeriana var. Spread 1.2m (4ft). petiolaris) are vines, but they can be trimmed and maintained as if they were shrubs. Summer shade planting seldom has the same impact, but the good news is that there are tough perennials, such as epimediums, ferns, lily of the valley and hardy geraniums (avoid Euphorbia amygdaloides var. Spread 1.5m (5ft). In choosing plants, the level of light the plant will receive should be taken into consideration. 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