Shrubbery for Shade

Gardening in the shade can be a difficult task for even the most experienced gardener.  Finding the proper plant for your shady area is the key to your success.  Often a combination of shade loving shrubs and perennials will create a spectacular shade garden.


Height:     Low,     Medium,     Tall,     Varies

Sun Tolerance:     Full Shade,     Semi-Shade.


Common Botanical Bloom Height Shade
Abelia Abelia grand flora Y M S
Azalea Azalea Y L-T S
Boxwood Buxus Sepervirens N M S
Cypress Chamaecyparis sp. N M S
Euonymus Euonymus fortunei N M S
Holly Ilex sp. N L-T S
Laurel (mountain) Kalmia Latifolia Y T S
Leucothoe Leucothoe fontanesiana N M F
Nandina Nandina sp. Y L-M S
Pieris Mt. Fire Pieris japanica Y M S
Rhododendron Rhododendron sp. Y M-T S



Note:  Some plants are sun and shade tolerant