Can you suggest a small shrub for an area that will be slightly shaded by other plants?

No more than six feet wide please. I live in USDA zone 7.


Answer

Here are some ideas for light shade. All are beautiful flowering shrubs. Some of them need mildly acid soil.
  • Abelia 'Edward Goucher' - zone 6-9; 5' x 5' at maturity; pink-purple flowers all summer; prefers acid pH soil.
  • Abelia grandiflora - zone 6-9; 3 to 6' x 3 to 6' at maturity; pale pink flowers all summer; best in acid pH soil.
  • Corylopsis pauciflora - zone 6 -8; 4 to 6' x 4 to 6' at maturity; yellow spring flowers; prefers acid soil
  • Hydrangea quercifolia - zone 5-9; 4 to 6' x 4 to 6' at maturity; white flowers changing to deep pink in mid to late summer
  • Itea virginica - zone 5-9; 3 to 5' x 3 to 5' at maturity; white fragrant flowers in late spring.

Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service

  • Last Updated Aug 05, 2022
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  • Answered By Leslie Coleman

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