Evergreen Bushes For Shade. Most are deciduous, like flowering dogwood, but a few are evergreen. The foliage of many varieties changes color through the seasons.

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This compact shrub will look great in a rock garden or in front of other taller shrubs. Some varieties also provide privacy as they mature. When to plant fast growing evergreen shrubs for shade;

Like Box, It Makes Great Topiary And Can Be Clipped To Form Hedges Or Topiary Shapes.

Not to be confused with mock orange (philadelphus) the mexican orange blossom is a stunning, fast growing evergreen shrub for part shade. Rhododendron ‘dora amateis’—enjoy clusters of white flowers on this evergreen shrub. The foliage of many varieties changes color through the seasons.

Also See Pine Trees That Grow In Shade (And Other Evergreen Options)

Rhododendron ‘blue tit’—a dense evergreen flowering shrub with stunning clusters of blue flowers. Sweetshrub tolerates light shade but will produce better foliage and bloom with some sun exposure. Its foliage will shoot forth new growth of a vivid red in spring, mellowing to subtler tones of pink in the summer, before settling into its customary green later in the year.

Some Varieties Also Provide Privacy As They Mature.

Evergreen trees for shade include: This distylium is a low growing spreader that grows to 2 to 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide at maturity. Wintercreeper (eonymus fortunei) is a broadleaf evergreen shrub for shade that can also be grown as a ground cover or a vine.

Prized For Both The Aromatic Leaves Together With Its Fragrant, Pure White Flowers Borne In Spring, Autumn And Occasionally Winter.

A summer bloomer, the shrub produces fragrant purplish red flowers with multiple strap shaped petals. Dogwoods are a graceful and beautiful tall shrub for shaded areas which come in several dozen species. A very hardy evergreen choice for shaded areas is the yew.

They Combine Well With Other Shrubs Like Rhododendrons And Camellias.

Too much water will cause root rot and damage the plant. Juniper ‘blue star’ (juniperus squamata) That being said, there are many unique and colorful evergreen options for the shady areas in your garden.

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