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Great North American Plants for Shade in New England

Regional Gardening, Native Shrubs, Native Trees, New England Gardening, Native Plants Gardening


Hardy native North American plants are important elements in New England gardens. They add depth and character to any garden and not only provide lovely blooms, but also attractive berries, showy fall color and food for the birds.

Here is a list of native North American plants that cope better than most with part shade to full shade conditions. 

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 3
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 3
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
New England Plant Combination Ideas New England Guides

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