Discover flowering shrubs for shade and get growing tips to help them thrive from the experts at HGTV Gardens.

Flowering Shrubs for Shade Gardens

Discover flowering shrubs for shade and get growing tips to help them thrive from the experts at HGTV Gardens.

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.

Flowering Shrubs for Shade Gardens

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.

If you take a springtime drive through the Appalachian Mountains you may see wild mountain laurels in flower on hillsides and meadows. This spectacular native evergreen shrub makes a great landscape plant sporting large clusters of cup-shape rose or white flowers with purple markings. It prefers a rich, slightly acid soil and makes a wonderful companion for azaleas and rhododendrons. Mountain laurel is also rabbit- and deer-resistant.

Shrubs for Shady Spots

If you take a springtime drive through the Appalachian Mountains you may see wild mountain laurels in flower on hillsides and meadows. This spectacular native evergreen shrub makes a great landscape plant sporting large clusters of cup-shape rose or white flowers with purple markings. It prefers a rich, slightly acid soil and makes a wonderful companion for azaleas and rhododendrons. Mountain laurel is also rabbit- and deer-resistant.

Shrubs for Shady Spots: Sumac, Azalea, Rhodie, Camellia, Kerria, Hydrangea, Pieris, Summersweet, Serviceberry, Mountain Laurel, Daphne.  Lower front yard and along north front fence!

Shrubs for Shady Spots

Shrubs for Shady Spots: Sumac, Azalea, Rhodie, Camellia, Kerria, Hydrangea, Pieris, Summersweet, Serviceberry, Mountain Laurel, Daphne. Lower front yard and along north front fence!

Summersweet is a great choice for a compact shrub in a damp, shady area. Also: inkberry holly, dwarf Virginia sweetspire and buttonbush.

Shade, wet clay and short?

Summersweet is a great choice for a compact shrub in a damp, shady area. Also: inkberry holly, dwarf Virginia sweetspire and buttonbush.

Hydrangea, lacecap and bigleaf. Shrubs for Areas With High Shade | Landscaping Ideas and Hardscape Design | HGTV

Flowering Shrubs for Shade Gardens

Hydrangea, lacecap and bigleaf. Shrubs for Areas With High Shade | Landscaping Ideas and Hardscape Design | HGTV

Skimmia japonica "Rubella" A great evergreen shrub for shady areas with showy flower buds and white fragrant flowers.

Skimmia japonica "Rubella" A great evergreen shrub for shady areas with showy flower buds and white fragrant flowers.

If you're looking for a low maintenance shrub that's deer resistant, rabbit resistant, drought tolerant and has outstanding foliage then look no further than Orange Rocket barberry.

If you're looking for a low maintenance shrub that's deer resistant, rabbit resistant, drought tolerant and has outstanding foliage then look no further than Orange Rocket barberry.

Firehouse Dwarf Nandina  evergreen, red fall color  This dwarf variety holds that red fire engine color all Winter. It has a compact mounding form with bright green Spring foliage.  prune, selectively cut the stalks and stagger the heights of each cane instead of cutting them all off to the same height.  - resistant to deer, drought, heat & humidity, pollution, rabbits, seashore, slope, and wind

Firehouse Dwarf Nandina evergreen, red fall color This dwarf variety holds that red fire engine color all Winter. It has a compact mounding form with bright green Spring foliage. prune, selectively cut the stalks and stagger the heights of each cane instead of cutting them all off to the same height. - resistant to deer, drought, heat & humidity, pollution, rabbits, seashore, slope, and wind

Euonymus Euonymus is one of the most popular shade- and root-tolerant woodland plants. It is an evergreen shrub that generally does well under the shadow of bigger plants. There are Euonymus shrubs with variegated and non-variegated leaves so the choice is yours. Plant Euonymus under Silverleaf Dogwood or Red Twig Dogwood.

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Euonymus Euonymus is one of the most popular shade- and root-tolerant woodland plants. It is an evergreen shrub that generally does well under the shadow of bigger plants. There are Euonymus shrubs with variegated and non-variegated leaves so the choice is yours. Plant Euonymus under Silverleaf Dogwood or Red Twig Dogwood.

Red Barberry Shrub - Full to Partial Shade. Zones 4-9. Most varieties grow to 3 ft.  For around back deck

Red Barberry Shrub - Full to Partial Shade. Zones 4-9. Most varieties grow to 3 ft. For around back deck

Shrubs for Shaded Areas

Shrubs for Shaded Areas

Sunless Success: 15 Great, Easy-to-Grow Shrubs for Shade | Virginia Gardener Web Articles (Camellia)

Sunless Success: 15 Great, Easy-to-Grow Shrubs for Shade | Virginia Gardener Web Articles (Camellia)

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