Planting in Dappled shade

Please could I get some ideas on which type of flowers/evergreen flowering shrubs that like dappled shade?

Many thanks



  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    They don't have showy flowers but evergreen, interesting pom poms bearing berries, great leaves, look at Fatsia Japonica. image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,069

    I find choisya ternats does well in some shade.

  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    Winter box, forgotten the correct name likes some shade and smells lovely when it flowers. Nut, what's it's name ? image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,069

    Sarcococca KEF?

  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    image Thanks Nut. I think it is a small but lovely shrub. image

  • greg 4greg 4 Posts: 38

    Don't forget Ferns, ( I love Ferns )!

    Most large garden centres have a shaded area. You could wander around and get some idea of what's available.

  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    Not very original I know, but dwarf Rhododendrons would like that situation. Mahonia aquifolium grows well in that situation, though personally I find it a dull plant.

  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 949

    Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' is lovely in a shady spot - lovely blue flowers and cracking foliage.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,113

    Look at Longacre plants (plants for shade).


    I am developing a bed of Roscoeas in a bed in the dappled shade of pear trees.

    I had excellent service from this company. Ordered one day and delivered by courier at 9.30 next morning. Good packing and excellent plants.


    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,168

    Heucherasimage and there is a huge variety of them.

  • Thanks very much all - plenty there for me to research !!

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