Long, cold winters, sometimes lots of snow and ice followed by hot and humid summers. It’s not easy being a shrub living in the Northeast. But, fortunately, there are some that have no issues with any of the above. Here are just 7 that we think will be beautiful and do beautifully in a partial shade spot in your yard. By partial shade we mean your garden receives up to 6 hours of direct sun, with four or more of those hours being in the morning, and the rest of the day being in shadow.
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Old fashioned fave! Plant in the back of shrub or perennial borders, where it will stand out while blooming and recede lushly for the rest of the season. Partial shade to partial sun. Reaches 8 – 10 ft. tall and wide. Zone: 5 – 9
Where could you use a low grower that blooms like mad in spring? Wonderful for use as a container specimen, accent plant, a flowering hedge, or in mass plantings. Full to partial shade. 4 ft. tall and wide. Evergreen
Blooms are 6 to 8 inches long. More? In fall once-white blooms develop a rosy-pink hue with red-bronze leaves. Flowering hedge, specimen or foundation plant. Partial sun. 4 to 5 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide. Deciduous