10 Beautiful Shrubs for Shade that Will Brighten Up Your Yard

Even though sumac is a tree, it has a bushy, compact shape that makes it easy to work into any size yard.


This eye-catching broadleaf evergreen gets its name from the lily-of-the-valley-like cascades of white or pink flowers it produces in spring.

Lily-of-the-Valley Shrub

One of the most versatile shrubs on the planet, yews come in various shapes and sizes, and they can easily be sheared into hedges or screens.


If you're looking for four-season interest, you can't go wrong with serviceberry, occasionally called shadblow.


Fragrance and color—that's what you'll get when you plant Clethra in your garden.


A bunch of bright azaleas are a great way to welcome spring back. The rich, acidic soil where these plants grow well makes them great for shade.


Most rhododendrons are larger and bolder than azaleas. These lovely plants have leathery, dark evergreen foliage and softball-sized flower heads.


The undisputed queen of the winter garden, camellias bloom anytime between fall and late spring, depending on the variety.


With their broad, bright green foliage and their white, pink, or blue softball-size flowers, bigleaf hydrangeas make pretty and versatile shrubs for shade.

Bigleaf Hydrangea