Shade loving shrubs for zone 5A - Knowledgebase Question

Waterville, ME (Zone 5A)
Question by longley_ann
April 14, 2007
Looking for shrubs that flower that can live in the shade for zone 5A. Many thanks, Ann

Answer from NGA
April 14, 2007


For bright dappled light or with some direct morning sun, you could grow the white flowered Hydrangea arborescens such as "Annabelle." In a shady to partly shaded area you could also grow Fothergilla, Itea, and Calycanthus and although not a flowering shrub, the variegated forms of shrub dogwood can be very colorful in a shady bed. I hope this gives you some ideas.

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