Skip to Questions
MERTZ LIBANSWERS

Gardening FAQ

Useful Tip: If you don't see a response to your question or keyword, please use the form below to submit a question to us!
Q

What are some shrubs for a shade garden?

Last Updated: Apr 19, 2016  |  16 Views

Was this helpful? 0   0
A

Answer

Woody plants for shady places include:

Amelanchier spp. (shadbush)

Enkianthus spp. (red-vein enkianthus)

Ilex spp. (evergreen and deciduous holly)

Kalmia latifolia (mountain laurel)

Leucothoe fontanesiana (drooping leucothoe)

Pieris floribunda (mountain andromeda)

Rhododendron spp. (evergreen and deciduous azaleas)

Rhododendron catawbiense (catawba rhododendron)

Rhododendron maximum (rosebay rhododendron)

Skimma japonica (skimmia)

Vaccinium angustifolium laevifolium (lowbush blueberry)

Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry)

The above woody plants prefer acid soil. 

For more shade-tolerant plants that thrive in dry, wet and normal soils, see this list from Cornell University Cooperative Extension.

 

For tips on a variety of gardening topics, see our Plant Information Guides.
-
Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service

 

Answered by Anita FinkleBookmark and Share

Other Answers / Comments (0)

    Related content from LibGuides