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Shade Loving Plants For Winter

Winter can be a tricky time of year when the garden is mostly dormant for the season, but there are a few plants that will tolerate the low sunlight levels whilst adding some colour and texture.

Here are our top recommendations for shade loving plants for Winter…

Witch Hazel

Witch hazels are wonderful and vibrant plants that can brighten up a winter garden; they can cope with a partially shaded area.


The striking appearance of Dogwood is fantastic for adding colour to a winter garden and will tolerate shaded areas of the garden.


A well-loved and popular autumn/ winter flower known as the Christmas Rose, will do well in dappled shade.


Hollies as well as being easy to grow, grow well in partially shaded areas.


Naturally, Ferns are found in shaded areas which makes them a brilliant plant for shady areas, whilst still providing wonderful colour and texture.


Camellias are brilliant winter plants as they thrive in partial or fully shaded areas.


Cyclamen are a wonderful and cheery winter flower, that will tolerate partial shade around trees and shrubs.


Heucheras are a wonderful plant loved for their striking foliage and range of colours – which are particularly lovely in Autumn. Most Heucheras will thrive in shaded areas.

If you’d like to find out more or have questions then please do come and talk to our experts