DIY Network

Shade-Tolerant Plants

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

More in Outdoors

Silver and Gold Yellowtwig Dogwood (2 of 11)

Cornus stolonifera 'Silver and Gold'

  • Deciduous shrub

  • Variegated foliage with yellow stems

  • Tolerates wet or dry Soil

  • Height: to 10 feet

  • Width: to 10 feet

  • AHS Heat zones 8-1

Hardy in USDA zones 2-8:

  • Zone 2 -- Plant in spring to establish before winter; plant in full sun; minimal pruning needed in this zone; protect with mulch after ground freezes.

  • Zone 3 -- Plant in spring to establish before winter; plant in full sun; prune severely in early spring to encourage vigorous red growth but little flowering or prune after flowering; protect with mulch after ground freezes.

  • Zone 4 -- Plant in spring to establish before winter; plant in full sun; prune severely in early spring to encourage vigorous red growth but little flowering or prune after flowering; protect with mulch after ground freezes.

  • Zone 5 -- Plant in spring to establish before winter; plant in full to light shade; prune severely in early spring to encourage vigorous red growth but little flowering or prune after flowering.

  • Zone 6 -- Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; red color will be better in full sun; prune severely in early spring to encourage vigorous red growth but little flowering or prune after flowering;

  • Zone 7 -- Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; red color will be better in full sun but may be muted in this warmer climate; prune severely in early spring to encourage vigorous red growth but little flowering or prune after flowering; water regularly in dry periods during growing season.

  • Zone 8 -- Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; red color will be better in full sun but may be muted in this warmer climate; prune severely in early spring to encourage vigorous red growth but little flowering or prune after flowering; water regularly in dry periods during growing season.

Next Photo: Ostrich Fern

Advertisement