Shady Shrubs

mikeyboyApril 11, 2009

I was planning to buy rhodas and azaleas for my garden. What are other popular pretty looking shrubs that you can easily find at local nurseries, Home Depot or Lowes?

Same question for small tree that grows well in the shade.

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Where are you? What is appropriate to suggest will depend heavily on your location and climate.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2009 at 12:49PM
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ImaHockeyMom(SW Mich--Zone 5)

certain hydrangeas do well in shade

    Bookmark   April 11, 2009 at 9:23PM
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novice_2009(zone 6b)

It's so hard to find pretty things, especially shrubs to grow in shady areas. Hydraneas do well, but not a shrub. It always says full sun- not the afternoon shady sun I have. If you find any- let me know!!!!
I do recommend ferns, autumn fern is an evergreen.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2009 at 11:38PM
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Hebe & Abutilon unless you have a lot of freezing

    Bookmark   May 1, 2009 at 12:36PM
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kbcherokee(Z6b Pa.)

Ninebark (Physocarpus) and Mock orange (Philadelphus) are native plants that will grow in some shade. You could also look for Hydrangea quercifolia (oakleaf hydrangea) which is native also. There are many different cultivars ranging from 3 ft to 10 ft.You might need to check at a local nursery for the hydrangea.
Rhododendron and azalea both like morning sun.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2009 at 8:31PM
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chezmoose(z4/5 MI)

Japanese Kerria. I've never seen them at HD or Lowes, but many local nurseries carry them.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2009 at 3:36PM
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I have had very good luck with Acuba japonica grown in shade. I think the variegated varieties are nice because they add some color to shady spots.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 11:11PM
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Still researching my latest find... Frosty Pearl Euonymus 'Duncata variegated vegeta' but simply THRILLED so far! It's gorgeous!

It likes shade, likes it on the dry side, and will have color year round via foliage and berries. I planted mine next to the basement breakwall hoping that it grows/climbs more "up" than "out".

Here is a link that might be useful: Frosty Pearl Thread

    Bookmark   May 25, 2009 at 2:11PM
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