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Shade-Tolerant Plants

Check out 11 shade-tolerant plants and the planting information for each zone.

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Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry (1 of 11)

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'

  • Small deciduous tree noted for its white flowers in spring followed by edible fruit in summer.

  • Has good red/orange fall color.

  • Plant in full sun to partial shade.

  • Height: 25 feet

  • Width: 30 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 5-8:

  • Zone 5 -- Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in sun; mulch after first hard frost; protect from salt; fertilize in spring and again in fall.

  • Zone 6 -- Plant in spring or early fall; plant in sun to light shade; mulch after first hard frost; fertilize in spring and again in fall.

  • Zone 7 -- Plant in early fall; plant in sun to partial shade; mulch after first hard frost; fertilize in spring and again in fall.

  • Zone 8 -- Plant in early fall; plant in sun to partial shade; mulch in fall; fertilize in spring and again in fall.

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