Shrubs for Shade - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jennky121
April 8, 2009
I am trying to landscape a very shady area. What shrubs would work best and provide lots of color

Answer from NGA
April 8, 2009
Some shrubs tolerant of shade include: Carolina allspice is a shrub that not only adds interest with its reddish-purple flowers, but also emits a pleasant spicy aroma. Viburnum shrubs also provide attractive, fragrant blooms. These sweet-smelling, shade-loving shrubs can make excellent understory plantings as well. Rhododendrons and azaleas are probably some of the most popular and best loved of the shade shrubs. They not only thrive in shade but also seem to harmonize with it. These shade-loving shrubs are loved for their colorful blooms and interesting, evergreen foliage. They can be used as hedges, foundation plantings, or alone as specimen plants. Hope these suggestions help you find just the right plants for your garden.

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