Top 5 Plants for Shade

Top 5 Plants for Shade photographs

1.  Soft Caress Mahonia - the texture alone adds a unique feature to this bamboo-like shade shrub. Add Soft Caress Mahonia 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.

Top 5 Plants for Shade photographs

2.  Angyo Star Fatshedera - this vining shrub 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.

Top 5 Plants for Shade photographs

3.  Mountain Snow Pieris - if pendulous panicles of ivory white blooms don't get your attention, perhaps the heat tolerance of Mountain Snow 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.

Top 5 Plants for Shade photographs

4.  Southgate Rhododendron - 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.

Top 5 Plants for Shade photographs

5.  Big Daddy Hydrangea - easy to grow in hot humid climates, this shade loving hydrangea will boast bold blue or pink hues in your garden or landscape. Enjoy Big Daddy's blooms 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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