Plant Guide: Medium-Sized Plants for Shade

These medium-sized plants are perfect for container gardening and prefer slightly shady conditions.

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<em>Berberis thunbergii</em> 'Atropurpurea Nana'

A small, purple bushy mound of a deciduous shrub — the dwarf form of f. atropurpurea — that really stands out in fall when the foliage "burns" eye-catching red before falling. A good patio plant in a four-season display.
Height: 24 inches
Spread: 28 inches
Hardiness: Fully hardy plants
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun, partial or dappled shade

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