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asked in category: General Last Updated: 2nd April, 2020

What shrubs are best for shade?

Which Are the Best Shrubs to Plant in Shade?
  • American Holly (Ilex opaca). Slow-growing but will grow quite high if you have time to wait.
  • Azalea.
  • Forsythia.
  • Leatherleaf Arrowwood (Viburnum rhytidophyllum).
  • Inkberry (Ilex glabra).
  • Japanese Andromeda (Pieris japonica).
  • Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata).
  • Mahonia.

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Correspondingly, what evergreen shrubs grow well in shade?

Evergreen Shrubs for Shade

  • Aucuba.
  • Boxwood.
  • Hemlock (Canada and Carolina varieties)
  • Leucothoe (Coast and Drooping species)
  • Dwarf Bamboo.
  • Dwarf Chinese Holly.
  • Dwarf Nandina.
  • Arborvitae (Emerald, Globe and Techny varieties)

Similarly, which hydrangeas tolerate the most shade? Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) withstands sun or shade, but in warmest regions, flowers last longest when they receive afternoon shade. For a full sun hydrangea, plant panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata). This is one of the more tolerant hydrangeas, putting up with heat, cold, drought and full sun.

Beside above, what shrubs grow in shade UK?

Six really robust shrubs for shade:

  • Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold' AGM.
  • Mahonia oiwakensis subsp. lomariifolia AGM.
  • Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken' AGM.
  • Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis.
  • Viburnum × hilleri 'Winton' AGM.
  • Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea' AGM.

What shrubs do best in shade?

  • American Holly (Ilex opaca). Slow-growing but will grow quite high if you have time to wait.
  • Azalea.
  • Forsythia.
  • Leatherleaf Arrowwood (Viburnum rhytidophyllum).
  • Inkberry (Ilex glabra).
  • Japanese Andromeda (Pieris japonica).
  • Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata).
  • Mahonia.

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