Which native shrubs can be grown in shady locations in the home landscape?

Question:

Which native shrubs can be grown in shady locations in the home landscape?

Answer:

Native deciduous shrubs that can be successfully grown in partial shade include,

  • serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea),
  • pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia), 
  • gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa),
  • bush honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera),
  • common witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana),
  • arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum dentatum),
  • nannyberry (Viburnum lentago),
  • American cranberrybush viburnum (Viburnum opulus var. americanum).  

The only native evergreen shrub that can be successfully grown in shady areas is the Canadian yew (Taxus canadensis).  
 

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March 20, 2024