Top 5 Plants for Shade

The texture alone of Soft Caress Mahonia adds a unique feature to this bamboo-like shade shrub. Add Soft Caress to an Asian garden or use as a specimen plant and enjoy bright yellow blooms in early winter. Plant in USDA zones 7-9, water as needed and shape in winter after bloom.

Angyo Star Fatshedera loves the shade.

Angyo Star Fatshedera is a vining shrub that boasts thick gum-shaped leaves that are dark green with a creamy white border in the winter. Angyo Star is shade loving, and Hardy to 0°F USDA Zones 7B-9. Water regularly and lightly prune in the spring.

Mountain Snow Pieris loves the shade. Try it in a container or the landscape.

If pendulous panicles of ivory white blooms don't get your attention, perhaps the heat tolerance of Mountain Snow™ Pieris will win you over. This shady shrub is a great choice for USDA zones 4B–8 and enjoys full shade to part sun. Water as needed and shape in early spring before first bloom.

Southgate® Rhododendrons love the shade.

With 5 varieties of style and vibrant color, you are sure to fall in love with one (or all) of our Southgate® Rhododendrons. The Southgate series is heat tolerant and thrives in the Deep South in additition to traditional rhododendron areas. Plant in full shade to part sun in USDA zones 6–9. Pictured above is Brandi™.

Big Daddy Hydrangea loves the shade.

Easy to grow in hot humid climates, this shade loving hydrangea, will boast bold blue or pink hues in your garden or landscape. Enjoy the blooms of Big Daddy Hydrangea from early summer and through fall. Water as needed and shape after the bloom cyle is complete. This hydrangea works best in USDA zones 6-9.

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