Landscaping in Rye from CoastalSometimes there are those certain landscaping spots around your yard that just seemed plagued with shade all year round. There are, however, many suitable plants and shrubs that are just ideal for shady areas. They can bring a touch of life and color to any shady area.

  • The Japanese rose bush does extremely well in the shade but will lose its brilliant display of foliage after it all has bloomed. When integrated into your landscaping, they explode with yellow flowers in the spring which can, quite often, return come the fall season. If well tended, you can get the blooms to hang around for a month and a half or so. Their main branches can get to a height of eight feet or so and can pretty much thrive almost anywhere there is shade or partial shade.
  • Climbing Hydrangea can bring an added touch of foliage to any shady spot, especially around an entryway as the vines will climb and spread. They will cling to almost anything so plant this landscaping beauty carefully.
  • Fuchsia is an all around thriving shade plant that will bloom in glorious explosions of color all summer long. They are easy to plant and maintain. One of the great things about fuchsia is that they are simply magnets for hummingbirds and butterflies. They tend to be a draping type of landscaping plant so hanging baskets or high up on some manner of pedestal will show them in their best light.
  • Camellia is another flowering shrub that does well in the shade and will reward your efforts with brilliant flowers that can get to five inches wide. The flowers will be brilliant red and pink with bright yellow centers. You will want to give them plenty of room. Though they tend to grow more slowly than other shade loving plants, they get upwards of twenty feet high.

There are many landscaping plants that thrive in the shade but it takes care and planning. Your local landscaping professional can better give you an idea of what will thrive in your particular situation. Together you can turn those bare spots into explosions of color.

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