Shrubs

Gardening Guide

Shrubs

Japanese Aralia

Fatsia japonica
Elegant evergreen foliage plant, with bold, deeply divided, glossy green leaves. A terminal stalk with ball shaped cluster of white flowers appears in late fall. A very nice contrasting plant for partially shaded spots in the landscape.

5-6' tall x 4-5' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 8 / Hardy to 20ºF

Cast Iron Plant

Aspidistra elatior
Extremely durable plant that can thrive in even the deepest of shade. Dark green, strap-like leaves in clumps. Great beneath large shade trees. Tolerates neglect.

18-24" tall x 2' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF

Milky Way Cast Iron Plant

Aspidistra elatior ‘Milky Way’
Dark green, strap-like leaves in clumps are splashed with small creamy-white spots. Tough and durable. Requires little care.

18-24" tall x 2' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF

Dwarf Green Aucuba

Aucuba japonica ‘Nana’
Hardy evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves. Excellent source of color for deeply shaded gardens. Grows well under trees. Drought tolerant when established. Red berries.

3' tall x 3' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Hosoba Hoshifu Aucuba

Aucuba japonica ‘Hosoba Hoshifu’
Low growing dwarf form with lance-shaped glossy green leaves splashed with gold spots and splotches. Large red berries in fall.

3-4' tall x 3-4' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 7 / Hardy to 10ºF

Mr. Goldstrike Aucuba

Aucuba japonica ‘Mr. Goldstrike’
This evergreen shrub has large, glossy dark green leaves splashed with gold markings. Excellent choice for adding a bright splash of color to the shady garden area.

4-6' tall x 4-6' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Gold Dust Aucuba

Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata’
This colorful evergreen shrub is a staple for shade gardens. Its broad, gold-specked foliage is a great contrast for other foliage types and lights up shady areas.

4-6' tall x 3-5' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Bloom-A-Thon® Pink Double Azalea

Azalea ‘RLH1-2P8’ PP21477
Double pink flowers appear in spring then rebloom in late summer and continue into fall. Nice in mass plantings, mixed borders, containers or as a specimen plant. Best azalea for heavier shade.

3-4' tall x 3-4' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Bloom-A-Thon® Lavender Azalea

Azalea ‘RLH1-4P19’ PP21476
Large lavender flowers appear in spring then rebloom in late summer and continue into fall. Nice in mass plantings, mixed borders, containers or as a specimen plant. Best azalea for heavier shade.

3-4' tall x 3-4' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF

Bloom-A-Thon® Red Azalea

Azalea ‘RLH1-1P2’ PP21562
Large red flowers appear in spring then rebloom in late summer and continue into fall. Nice in mass plantings, mixed borders, containers or as a specimen plant. Best azalea for heavier shade.

3-4' tall x 3-4' wide

Part shade to shade

Zone 6 / Hardy to 0ºF