Planting for Shade? Here are the Best Shrubs to Consider

When it comes to creating shade in your garden, shrubs are a great option. They’re easy to maintain, come in a variety of sizes, and can provide a beautiful backdrop for your outdoor space. Whether you’re looking for a small shrub to line a walkway or a larger one to create a shady spot in your garden, here are some of the best shrubs to consider.

Low Maintenance Shrubs

If you’re looking for low maintenance shrubs that will provide plenty of shade, consider boxwood or yew. Boxwood is an evergreen shrub that grows quickly and can be easily trimmed into shapes and sizes. Yew is another evergreen option that grows slowly and requires minimal pruning. Both of these shrubs are perfect for creating hedges or lining pathways.

Flowering Shrubs

If you’re looking for something with more color, consider flowering shrubs like azaleas or rhododendrons. Azaleas come in a variety of colors and bloom in the springtime, while rhododendrons bloom in the summertime with large clusters of flowers. Both of these shrubs can provide plenty of shade and will add a splash of color to your garden.

Tall Shrubs

For larger areas that need more shade, consider tall shrubs like holly or magnolia trees. Holly is an evergreen tree that grows quickly and provides plenty of dense foliage. Magnolia trees are also evergreen and can grow up to 30 feet tall, providing plenty of shade for larger areas.

No matter what type of shrub you choose, make sure it’s suited for your climate and soil type before planting it in your garden. With the right care and maintenance, these shrubs can provide plenty of shade and beauty to your outdoor space for years to come.

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