Shade loving shrubs for zone 5A - Knowledgebase Question

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


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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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