Shade Tolerant Plants

These are plants that will survive and grow with four hours or less of sun light each day. Depending on the plant some may need the four hours to show off some fall color. A few plants noted are tolerant of dense shade, and do not require any direct sunlight each day.

Trees
Dogwood
Japanese Maple
Red Bud
Serviceberry


Shrubs
Burning Bush

Chokeberry

Clethra
Cotoneaster
Dogwood
Fothergilla
Gro-low Sumac
Hydrangea

Rhododendron

Viburnum var.
Witch Hazel

Evergreens
Azalea

Boxwood

Euonymus var.
Holly

Rhododendron

Yew
Perennials
Astilbe
Bergenia
Bleeding Heart
Bluebells
Brunnera
Columbine
Daylily
English Ivy
Ferns
Foam Flower
Foxglove
Hardy Geranium
Heuchera
Hosta
Jacob's Ladder
Lamium
Lenton Rose
Liriope
Lily of the Valley
Obedient Plant
Pachysandra
Soloman's Seal
Spiderwort
Sweet Woodruff
Vinca
Wintercreeper

= tolerates dense shade.
"var." = only certain varieties are included in this classification