Dappled shade can present itself anywhere. Beneath trees is probably the most frequent area you'll find it, but it could also be underneath climber-covered trellis or pergolas.
This presents a unique opportunity for gardeners to select plants that will enjoy the soil enriched by leaf mould that you're likely to find in these spots. The plants we've picked are best for the shade beneath deciduous trees, as opposed to evergreens. This allows plenty of light through in spring, but in summer equates to around three hours of sun a day, providing plants with constant, but low-level light.
Discover six plants that will relish dappled shade, including starry tiarellas and fragranced daphnes.