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25/07/2014 at 21:21

Please could I get some ideas on which type of flowers/evergreen flowering shrubs that like dappled shade?

Many thanks


25/07/2014 at 21:38

They don't have showy flowers but evergreen, interesting pom poms bearing berries, great leaves, look at Fatsia Japonica.

25/07/2014 at 21:41

I find choisya ternats does well in some shade.

25/07/2014 at 21:45

Winter box, forgotten the correct name likes some shade and smells lovely when it flowers. Nut, what's it's name ?

25/07/2014 at 21:46

Sarcococca KEF?

25/07/2014 at 21:49

 Thanks Nut. I think it is a small but lovely shrub.

25/07/2014 at 22:19

Don't forget Ferns, ( I love Ferns )!

Most large garden centres have a shaded area. You could wander around and get some idea of what's available.

25/07/2014 at 22:21

Not very original I know, but dwarf Rhododendrons would like that situation. Mahonia aquifolium grows well in that situation, though personally I find it a dull plant.

25/07/2014 at 22:23

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' is lovely in a shady spot - lovely blue flowers and cracking foliage.

25/07/2014 at 22:23

Look at Longacre plants (plants for shade).


I am developing a bed of Roscoeas in a bed in the dappled shade of pear trees.

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26/07/2014 at 07:03

Heucheras and there is a huge variety of them.

26/07/2014 at 08:37

Camellias, euonymous like emerald n gold and gaiety, Lonicera winter beauty, daphne odora aureomarginata, choisya Sundance ....., ."dappled" shade is a little vague though.  Dappled shade can be very supportive of many types of planting.  

Not evergreen but acteas, astilbes, aconitums, astrantias ...all the "a's".......flower well in dappled shade, acers too will give good colour, hostas and Heucheras, etc.,etc.  

30/07/2014 at 20:30

Thanks very much all - plenty there for me to research !!

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