Design: Large Perennial Corner - Shade

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Transform a large shady corner into a tranquil oasis with a blend of short and medium perennials such as Hosta, Coral Bell, and Astilbe, which will thrive in the shade. Introduce structure and texture with an upright shrub, like Pyramidal Juniper, a burst of color with a flowering shrub like Azalea, and year-round interest with an evergreen shrub, like Boxwood. Complete the serene atmosphere with a beautiful tree, such as Japanese Maple.

Ensure optimal growth with Earl May Plant Start, fortified soil using Structure Soil Conditioner, and enriched planting conditions with Organic Planting Mix.

Short Perennials

  • Coral Bells
  • Hardy Geranium
  • Japanese Forest Grass

Medium Perennials

  • Brunnera
  • Hosta
  • Astilbe

Upright Shrub

  • Fineline Buckthorn
  • Pyramidal Arborvitae
  • Pyramidal Juniper

Evergreen Shrub

  • Boxwood
  • Yew
  • Globe Arborvitae

Flowering Shrub

  • Mophead Hydrangea
  • Dogwood
  • Rhododendron / Azalea


  • Northwind Maple
  • Japanese Maple
  • Birch
  • Flowering Crabapple
  • Aspen

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