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G6911, Reviewed April 2002

Gardening in the Shade

Deciduous shrubs

Many small trees and large shrubs thrive under large shade trees. These small trees are often a good size plant to use in small, urban yards where space and light may be limited.

Arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum dentatum)

Bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora)

Burkwood viburnum (Viburnum x burkwoodii)

Common witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

Highbush cranberry (Viburnum trilobum )

Japanese kerria (Kerria japonica)

Koreanspice viburnum (Viburnum carlesii)

Large fothergilla (Fothergilla major)

Leatherwood (Dirca palustris)

New Jersey tea (Ceanothus americanus)

Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)

Redosier dogwood (Cornus sericea)

Shrubby St. Johnswort (Hypericum prolificum)

Smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens)

Sweet pepperbush (Clethra alnifolia)

Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica)

Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)

G6911, reviewed April 2002

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