Shade Tolerant Plants
Plants For Shady Areas, Dry Shade and Partial Shade
For many gardeners, planning out their gardens involves a lot of brainstorming on how to best populate those shady corners. Whether you have areas in your garden that are shaded by trees or if your garden is surrounded by tall buildings casting shadows over it, you can still cultivate many highly ornamental deciduous and evergreen plants without being too limited in your choices.
While most plants prefer basking in the sunlight, there are plenty of cultivars that thrive in the dark, wet and cold parts of the garden. Contrary to popular belief, plants for shade come in all colors, shapes, and sizes: from vibrant and striking Japanese Acers to gorgeous flowering Rhododendrons, evergreen ferns, and lots more in between. With some creative thinking and clever choices, you can have a thriving, colourful garden even if it is not south-facing or fully exposed to the sun.
To help you find perfect shade-loving plants for all those north-facing or east-facing gardens or shaded and cold corners, we stock a selection of trees, shrubs, and perennials that thrive in these conditions. If you want to learn more about different shade-loving plants and find a perfect match for your garden, head on over to our Plants for Shade blog.