Design a lush woodland garden with a collection of shade-loving shrubs, foliage, flowers and bulbs from HGTV Gardens.

Shade-Tolerant Plants for Woodland Gardens

20 Shade Plants for Woodland Gardens By: Jessica Yonker Grow a lush, woodland garden with this selection of shade-loving shrubs, flowers and foliage.

Shrubs for shady backyards (good for our border and along neighbor's fence).

Shrubs for Shady Spots

Although it's considered a small tree, sumac has a compact, shrublike form that will fit into almost any size landscape. Sumac grows quickly and prefers rich, slightly moist soil and a partially shady location. Wild sumac can become invasive, but most new

Summersweet is a great choice for a compact shrub in a damp, shady area. Also: inkberry holly, dwarf Virginia sweetspire and buttonbush.

Shade, wet clay and short?

To be planted third year in front of south fence hedge, on either side of peonies framing birdbath, water feature, or sculpture in order to hide utility boxes and provide eye candy from Cora's patio seat.

If you're looking for a low maintenance shrub that's deer resistant, rabbit resistant, drought tolerant and has outstanding foliage then look no further than Orange Rocket barberry.

Orange Rocket Berberis - If you're looking for a low maintenance shrub that's deer resistant, rabbit resistant, drought tolerant and has outstanding foliage then look no further than Orange Rocket barberry.

The gardening experts at HGTV Gardens share photos of tall, shade-loving plants…

Tall Plants for Shade

Mountain Laurel The gardening experts at HGTV Gardens share photos of tall, shade-loving plants…

Fire Lily (Clivia Miniata) is a shade loving plant

This will dictate whole design if used and will take regular water to remain evergreen and thrive. Fire Lily (Clivia Miniata) is a shade loving plant

*Boxwood 'Dee Runk' is reportedly the nicest of the columnar boxwoods tolerating shade and clay soils.  Total height of 8-10 ft tall can be sheared shorter.  Max width about two feet.  Advantage over other upright boxwoods is dense growth that won't flop open.  Will fit nicely next to the porch stairs and in the corner by the garage.

*Boxwood 'Dee Runk' is reportedly the nicest of the columnar boxwoods tolerating shade and clay soils. Total height of ft tall can be sheared shorter. Max width about two feet. Advantage over other upright boxwoods is dense growth that won't flop open.

Firehouse Dwarf Nandina  evergreen, red fall color  This dwarf variety holds that red fire engine color all Winter. It has a compact mounding form with bright green Spring foliage.  prune, selectively cut the stalks and stagger the heights of each cane instead of cutting them all off to the same height.  - resistant to deer, drought, heat & humidity, pollution, rabbits, seashore, slope, and wind

Dwarf heavenly bamboo ‘Firepower’ (Nandina domestica ‘Firepower’) gets red-tinged new leaves in spring, then stays light green all summer. Foliage turns bright red in fall and holds that color most of winter.

Discover flowering shrubs for shade and get growing tips to help them thrive from the experts at HGTV Gardens.

Flowering Shrubs for Shade Gardens

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