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Top 10 Shrubs for Shade
an article from Birds and Blooms

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"What shrubs grow well in shade? When garden expert Melinda Myers told us this was one of the most frequent questions asked during her appearances, we knew it would make a great Top 10. In the past, we've had stories on shrubs and stories on shade, but we've never combined the two until now. With some guidance from Melinda and tips from Michael A. Dirr's Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, we pulled together this stellar group of shrubs. These recommendations should bring some life and color to the shadiest areas of your backyard."

The top 10 shrubs listed in this article are:
  1. Oakleaf Hydrangea
  2. Serviceberry
  3. Dogwood
  4. Virginia Sweetspire
  5. Red Chokeberry
  6. Japanese Pieris
  7. Shrubby St. Johnswort
  8. Bottlebrush Buckeye
  9. Japanese Kerria
  10. Rhododendron