10 Best Shrubs For Shades 2020

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After analyzing 651 products, scanning 3820 reviews, spending more than 36 hours of research and speaking with our test users, we think the Prunus cistena (Purpleleaf Sandcherry) Shrub is the one of the Best Shrubs For Shade on the market.

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⭐Best Choice
Prunus cistena (Purpleleaf Sandcherry) Shrub
Prunus cistena (Purpleleaf Sandcherry) Shrub, #3 - Size Container Check price Green Promise Farms $$$$$ Check price
2 Cottage Hill 1 Piece Golden Euonymus Evergreen Plant Cottage Hill 1 Piece Golden Euonymus Evergreen Plant, 3 Quart Trade Gallon pot Check price Cottage Hill $$$$$ Check price
3 Cottage Hill 1 Piece Nandina 'Firepower' Evergreen Plant Cottage Hill 1 Piece Nandina 'Firepower' Evergreen Plant, 3 Quart Trade Gallon pot Check price Cottage Hill $$$$$ Check price
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👑Premium Pick
Thuja occidentalis 'Jantar' (Arborvitae) Evergreen
Thuja occidentalis 'Jantar' (Arborvitae) Evergreen, #3 - Size Container Check price Green Promise Farms $$$$$ Check price
5 Frost Proof Gardenia (Cape Jasmine) Frost Proof Gardenia (Cape Jasmine) - Trade Gallon Check price New Life Nursery & Garden $$$$$ Check price
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💲Best value for the money
4.5 in. qt. White Album Wintercreeper (Euonymus) Live Shrub
4.5 in. qt. White Album Wintercreeper (Euonymus) Live Shrub, Green and White Foliage Check price Proven Winners $$$$$ Check price
7 3 Gallon 3 Gallon - Jubilation Gardenia - White Fragrant Blooms - Evergreen Shrub Check price N/A $$$$$ Check price
8 (1 Gallon) Sarcococca Fragrant Sweet Box Great Winter (1 Gallon) Sarcococca Fragrant Sweet Box Great Winter, Shade, Indoor Plant, Hydrangeas Shrub, Evergreens, Gardenia- Flowers Winter Check price Pixies Gardens $$$$$ Check price
9 Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs Check price Timber Press $$$$$ Check price
10 Shrubs: Discover the Perfect Plant for Every Place in Your Shrubs: Discover the Perfect Plant for Every Place in Your Garden Check price N/A $$$$$ Check price

Prunus cistena (Purpleleaf Sandcherry) Shrub – Best Overall Shrubs For Shade

Prunus cistena (Purpleleaf Sandcherry) Shrub
  • Plant is delivered direct from our nursery in a 3-gallon trade pot. It is fully rooted in the soil and can be planted immediately upon arrival, weather permitting. We advise not to plant during frigid winter months or under drought conditions. Planting and how-to-care instructions will arrive with shipment
  • For best results, plant in USDA Zones 4-8. Mature height is 7-9ft, mature spread is 5-6ft
  • Purple-red foliage holds throughout summer. Small, single pink flowers bloom in late April
  • Grows well in full sun or partial shade
  • Plant will be dormant (no leaves) late Fall through the Winter months, this is normal. It will leaf out in Spring

Cottage Hill 1 Piece Golden Euonymus Evergreen Plant

Cottage Hill 1 Piece Golden Euonymus Evergreen Plant
  • Golden Euonymus is an evergreen shrub known for its high-impact variegated foliage that makes a bold statement in the landscape.
  • Excellent for planting as a hedge, privacy screen, or as a colorful accent plant.
  • Easy to grow, requires little maintenance, and thrives in the landscape for years while providing Easy to grow, requires little maintenance, and thrives in the landscape for years while providing exceptional color for year-round interest.
  • Best for USDA Hardiness Zones 6-9.
  • Order contains one Golden Euonymus in a 3-Quart Trade Gallon pot.
  • Please refer to the USDA Hardiness Zone Map image for the recommend earliest time to plant for your zone.

Cottage Hill 1 Piece Nandina 'Firepower' Evergreen Plant

Cottage Hill 1 Piece Nandina 'Firepower' Evergreen Plant
  • A compact, easy-to-grow Nandina that provides year-round interest with evergreen foliage and fiery-red seasonal color.
  • Tolerates heat, humidity, drought, and salt spray.
  • Compact and produces no fruit so it will not grow out of control or become invasive, excellent choice for edging, mass plantings, and shrub borders.
  • Best for USDA Hardiness Zones 6-9.
  • Order contains one 'Firepower' Nandina in a 3-quart Trade Gallon pot
  • Please refer to the USDA Hardiness Zone Map image for the recommend earliest time to plant for your zone.

Thuja occidentalis 'Jantar' (Arborvitae) Evergreen – Premium Pick

Thuja occidentalis 'Jantar' (Arborvitae) Evergreen
  • Plant is delivered in a #3 size container. It is fully rooted in the soil and can be planted immediately upon arrival, weather permitting.
  • For Best results, plant in usda zones 4-8. Mature Height is 12-15ft, mature spread is 2-3ft
  • This arborvitae's lime-green foliage, edged in yellow turns heads in the landscape. With the onset of cold winter temperatures the evergreen foliage turns amber-gold
  • Because of its contained, narrow growth habit, it can fit in the smaller areas of the landscape
  • Grows well in full sun or partial shade

Frost Proof Gardenia (Cape Jasmine)

Frost Proof Gardenia (Cape Jasmine)
  • New frost proof gardenias are unaffected by cold snaps and thrive on neglect. They adapt to a variety of soil conditions... do great in full sun or partial shade... and resist insects and disease
  • They're just as beautiful as they are tough. You get velvety White flowers that bloom in pairs. They start blooming in late spring. These flowers last longer after being cut
  • Frost proof also makes a great evergreen foundation Hedge. They are bushy and well branched. They look great pruned or left natural. Plant several for a fragrance you can smell from a distance
  • MATURE HEIGHT ( 3-4 feet ) -- MATURE WIDTH ( 3-5 feet ) -- EXPOSURE ( sun to partial shade ) -- HARDINESS ZONES ( 7-10 )
  • Ships in a Trade Gallon Pot -- We can not guarantee flowers at all times -- Plant sizes vary from one crop to the next and from one season to the next. Please contact us for details

4.5 in. qt. White Album Wintercreeper (Euonymus) Live Shrub – Best Budget Shrubs For Shade

4.5 in. qt. White Album Wintercreeper (Euonymus) Live Shrub
  • SHIPPING DORMANT NOW
  • 1.5-2 ft. tall and wide at maturity
  • Partial to full sun (4+ hours) required
  • Hardy in zones 5-8, be sure to check your USDA zone to ensure success
  • Quart shrubs are 5-8 in. tall and 6 months to 1-year old at shipment, varies by season and plant

3 Gallon

3 Gallon
  • This item unavailable in HI and AK - Ships in a pot with soil
  • USDA Zones: 7-10 - Mature Size: 3-4' H x 3' W
  • Gardenia jasminoides Leeone PPAF
  • Fragrant white blooms in spring and summer
  • Southern Living Plant Collection

(1 Gallon) Sarcococca Fragrant Sweet Box Great Winter

(1 Gallon) Sarcococca Fragrant Sweet Box Great Winter
  • (1 Gallon) 'SARCOCOCCA' EVERGREEN SHRUB-fragrant sweet box / christmas box
  • FULL SHADE, very fragrant small white flowers and good shade plant for winter.
  • 3-5 ft tall
  • hardy in zones 7-9

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