Evergreen Trees for Shady Areas

Shady areas present a problem for folks needing an evergreen privacy screen.  Along with water & nutrients, sun is what makes plants grow.  Shade means less sun and therefore, less vigor.  Even if you find something that will tolerate some shade, it will most likely grow slower and less dense.

Also, all shade is not the same.  From light shade (where most of the trees on this site will still grow well) to deep dark shade (where very few plants will grow) and all the varied degrees of shade in between, it is hard to predict what plants will grow in a given shady spot.  Areas that receive at least a couple hours of sun exposure during the day will experience greater productivity.  Planting along the outer edge of the woods, where plants will likely receive half a day's sun, will increase your chances.  Trees might be thin on the woods side but should be full on the sunny side and provide a nice screen.  Even there, though, root competition from large trees could stunt the development of newly planted trees.

In other words, finding an evergreen that is right for a given shady spot may require trial and error. That said, the varieties we offer on this page provide the best chances for success. They all will certainly do well in light shade.
Loropetalum "Zhuzhou" 1-gallon size - case of 10 trees

Loropetalum "Zhuzhou" 1-gallon size - case of 10 trees

Sold Out!  Loropetalum is our very favorite shrub! "Zhuzhou" Grows 10' - 12' tall and thrives in full sun to partial shade areas.  Striking flowers and foliage. Price includes all 10 trees.  Free Shipping!   Additional Info

Price: $119.00

 
Sasanqua "Kanjiro" 3 gallon size - case of 4 trees

Sasanqua "Kanjiro" 3 gallon size - case of 4 trees

"Kanjiro" Sasanqua grows 10' tall or better in shady spots with filtered sun. Glossy dark green foliage with showy red-edged pink flowers.  Now shipping!  Price includes all 4 trees. Additional Info

Price: $129.00

Wax Myrtle 1 gallon size - case of 10 trees

Wax Myrtle 1 gallon size - case of 10 trees

CURRENTLY SOLD OUT!    SOUTHERN Wax Myrtle is fast growing in sun or part shade.  Reaches 20' tall or better.  Price includes all 10 trees. 14" above pot.
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Price: $119.00

 
 
 
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Wax Myrtle in 2 1/2" pots

Wax Myrtle in 2 1/2" pots

CURRENTLY SOLD OUT!     SOUTHERN Wax Myrtle is fast growing in sun or part shade.  Reaches 20' tall or better.  Order in lots of 20, 50, or 100.  6" minimum height above pot.  Now in stock.  FREE SHIPPING! Additional Info

Price: $59.00

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BEFORE DIGGING, call your local utilities to identify the location of any underground utilities.

These plants do not require a very big hole, but if your ground is hard, loosen it up as much as possible so the roots will have easy access to grow.

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