Shrubs growing in shade perform a variety of functions – from serving as a leafy foil to other plants, to lighting up dark areas with bright flowers or impressing with dramatic foliage. Small or low-growing shrubs can even be used for ground cover.
Many of the shrubs we’ve picked are the perfect starting point for a shady bed or border. The shrub will be one of, if not the largest element in the border, informing the plants growing in front. Check out these tips for planting in shade once you’re ready to do so.