Purple/red shrub for shade?

rachel77(7 TX)May 28, 2005

Does anyone know if there are any purple or red shrubs for shady areas? I was thinking Physocarpus opulifolious 'Diablo' or Loropetalum...will they grow well in the shade?


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rachel77(7 TX)

Also, would a barberry survive?


    Bookmark   May 28, 2005 at 8:43PM
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'Diabolo' ninebark will be green in anything less than full sun, though it will grow normaly.
The same will apply for the purple or yellow barberies.

In Japanese maples department you could find plenty of choices for short and tall, narrow or wide growing plants with red leaves.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2005 at 12:40AM
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Purple.reds are hard in shade. I don't know of any shrubs besides maples, which are small trees.

I use Heuchera and Cimicifuga for purple, but they aren't shrubs.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2005 at 10:05AM
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    Bookmark   May 29, 2005 at 10:41AM
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Lauren_StL(z5/6 Mo)


There's a new hydrangea that's come out this year called 'lady in red' Maroon foliage and lacecap flowers. It's a little hard to find this year, but I'm guessing next year it will be a lot easier to find.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lady In Red Hydrangea

    Bookmark   May 30, 2005 at 11:27PM
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I am looking for a red/purple shrub for one of my gardens. I have only about 4 hrs. of morning sun. We are north of Boston, MA so can have some harsh winters. Anyone have suggestions?

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 8:05PM
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