Hydrangeas – Once established, these shrubs will provide reliable summer colour beneath trees or on the shady side of a garden. Tough and resilient, they come in a variety of sizes and different forms, including climbers.
Amelanchier X Grandiflora – This small tree does well in semi-shade, tolerating deeper shade in summer. Best bought multi-stemmed, unless space is limited, it provides clouds of white flowers and coppery young foliage in spring, summer berries and vivid autumn colour
15 of the best shade loving garden plants
The best recommended shade plants and flowers for shady gardens, including shade perennials, full shade plants and colourful shade plants.
Hardy Geraniums – This useful plant does well, even in dry shade. endressii and G. x oxonianum can be pretty thuggish and self-seed freely, but G. macrorrhizum, G. phaeum and G. versicolor make good ground-cover plants in full or partial shade.