Shrubs for Areas With High Shade

Shade-tolerant shrubs that are grown for their flowers are best planted where a little sun can filter through, such as near deciduous trees or a trellis.
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Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Spurge laurel (Daphne laureola subsp. philippi)

Mature size: 18 inches tall and 24 inches wide.

Rosa rugosa 'Rubra'

Mature size: 6 feet tall and wide

Yellow-flowered tree peony (Paeonia delavayi var. lutea)

Mature size: 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide

Rough-leaf hydrangea (Hydrangea aspera), Villosa Group

Mature size: 10 feet tall and wide

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