Shade-Loving Plants & Shrubs for Colorado Climates
At Nick’s we carry a wide variety of plants and shrubs that prefer shady areas and are also suited for Colorado’s dry climate. Add color and life to the darker parts of your landscaping with these shade-loving plants. We have the best selection in the Denver area, including speciality and hard-to-find species.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help find the right shade-loving plants and shrubs for your home and landscaping.
Shade-Loving Plants & Shrubs for Colorado Climates Include:
The Yew tree is one of the few conifers tolerant of full shade. There are spreading or upright varieties making it a good choice for cramped corners in landscaping.
Most hydrangeas flower prolifically even in low light, adding vibrants bursts of color in shady areas. The greenery is lush and flower colors range from white or pink to purples and blues.
Euonymus is a moderate- to fast-growing broadleaf evergreen shrub that thrives in variety of light conditions. Sizes range from smaller ground covers to the large 10’x10’ Manhattan variety that can be used as a hedge.
This deep green broadleaf evergreen has bright red berries on female plants. It is great for planting along property lines on open spaces, because it is deer resistant. It thrives in Eastern or Northern exposures and adds vibrant color all year round.
A drought-tolerant Colorado native, this tough shrub will thrive in practically any soil and sun condition. Pink flowers in Spring give way to white or pink berries that will attract birds in the Fall.
The Boxwood is a traditional favorite for hedges and borders. It provides glossy green leaves for year-long interest.
Availability of shrubs varies throughout the year, so contact Nick’s to see what we have in stock. We can help you find the plants to complement your shaded patio and landscaping.