Hedging plants for shade
Browse our selection of the best hedging plants for shade. These shade loving plants are mainly evergreen and will succeed and sustain healthy growth even in low light conditions. As the population increases, particularly with the increase in urban/city living, it's increasingly common for parts of gardens to be cast into shadow by adjacent properties, walls and garden sheds, for example. Many varieties in this section such as yew, box plants and laurel will succeed in sun or shade, making them particularly useful for creating a hedge that runs through some shaded areas even if other parts of the hedge line will be in full sun. If the shade is caused by a nearby wall, it can create two types of conditions: a south-facing position will be shaded and dry, whilst a north-facing position will tend to be shaded, cold and damp. Leave at least a one foot (30cm) gap between the wall and your hedge line in any event. Studies show that certain plants have adapted to living in shade by expending more of their energy on growing stems to reach the sunlight and less energy on developing their root system. For this reason, we recommend using Rootgrow when planting to encourage the development of a strong root system. If the shade is caused by the canopy of trees or anything else that obscures the rainfall, it’s also particularly important to keep new hedges well watered until established.