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.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
  • area gets filtered light for shade loving plants

    Kept in the Dark

    This beautiful white form of flowering currant(Ribes sanguineum) and pink camellia are underplanted with a golden-leaved bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart') and other shade-lovers.

  • daphne laureola is shade loving shrub

    Spurge laurel (Daphne laureola subsp. philippi)

    Mature size: 18 inches tall and 24 inches wide.

  • rosa rugosa,or rubra,is shade loving shrub

    Rosa rugosa 'Rubra'

    Mature size: 6 feet tall and wide

  • paeonia delavayi, or lutea, is shade loving shrub

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

    Mature size: 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide

  • hydrangea aspera is shade loving shrub

    Rough-leaf hydrangea (Hydrangea aspera), Villosa Group

    Mature size: 10 feet tall and wide

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

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