shade loving bushes - Knowledgebase Question

glenview, il
Question by jfwooard26
June 26, 2011
Can you suggest shade tolerant shrubs safe in Illinois winters? thanks,

Answer from NGA
June 26, 2011


The University of Illinois suggests the following winter-hardy shrubs for shady areas: Fothergilla, Oakleaf and Tardiva Hydrangea, St. Johns Wort, Japanese Kerria, Bush Cinquefoil, Black Chokeberry, Red and Yellow Twig Dogwood, Japanese Barberry, Enkianthus, Dwarf Burning Bush, Doublefile, Arrowwood and Cranberry Bush Viburnams, Privet, Rose of Sharon, and Spicebush. All these are deciduious. If you'd rather have an evergreen shrub, consider planting Yew, Oregon Grape Holly, Catawba Rhododendron and Azaleas, Japanese Pieris, Boxwood, Leucothoe, or Mountain Laurel.

Hope you find just the right shrubs for your landscape!

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