Members have asked on the Unofficial GHI Facebook Group for shade-tolerant plant suggestions.
Azaleas do best with just morning sun or dappled sun. Too often planted in full sun. In FULL shade they probably won’t bloom, though.
Boxwood are shade-tolerant and slow-growing.
Leucothoe. Leaf spot and root rot diseases are common problems.
Acuba are evergreen and can get this tall (shown with Larry Hurley of Behnke Nursery. Slow-growing.
Shorter variety of Acuba called ‘Picturata.’
Oakeaf hydrangea in early-mid summer
Oakleaf hydrangea in fall. It’s a 4-season beauty.
Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica) are native to our region.
Euonymus, commonly seen as hedges, tolerate some shade but are also prone to scale problems.
Varities of euonymus leaves.