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Shade-Tolerant Plants

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

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Mollis Azalea (10 of 11)

Rhododendron x kosteranum(aka Rhododendron mollis)

  • Deciduous, cold-hardy azalea that blooms with yellow flowers in late May

  • Plant in rich, organic soil

  • Plant in light to partial shade; prune after flowering

  • Height: 6-8 feet

  • Width: 6-8 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 4-8:

  • Zone 4 -- Plant in spring; plant in light to partial shade; protect with mulch in fall; flower buds may suffer damage in temperatures below -25 degrees.

  • Zone 5 -- Plant in spring; plant in light to partial shade; protect with mulch in fall; flower buds may suffer damage in temperatures below -25 degrees.

  • Zone 6 -- Plant in spring or fall; plant in light to partial shade; protect with mulch in fall.

  • Zone 7 -- Plant in spring or fall; plant in light to partial shade; protect with mulch in fall.

  • Zone 8 -- Plant in spring or fall; plant in light to partial shade; protect with mulch in fall.

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