Shade Shrubs

We have the perfect shrubs for your shade garden. Choose from our selection of flowering and foliage shade loving shrubs. If you're looking to add color, texture or cover to your shady yard, we have the perfect shade shrubs.

Flowering Shade Shrubs

Flowering shrubs are a great way to add color and beauty to your yard. They can be planted in large or small groups in shaded areas as hedges or as accent plants.

There are many different types of flowering shrubs that will grow well in shady areas. Some of the best flowering shrubs for shady areas in Wisconsin: azaleas, sweetspire, red chokeberry, St. Johnswort, Viburnum, Dogwood, Hydrangea and Rhododendron.

Colorful Shade Foliage Shrubs

Foliage shrubs are a great way to add color and texture to your garden. They are also very easy to maintain because they don't need much water or fertilization once established.

Some of the best foliage plants are elderberry, dappled willow, golden threadleaf and false cypress. These plants have ornamental leaves that will add a pop of color to your garden.

The Right Start for Shade Shrubs

Shrubs are a great addition to any garden. They add color, texture and interest. When planting shrubs, it's important to give them a strong start.

Dig a hole that is the depth of the root ball and make sure there is enough spacing between plants.

You’ll also want to make sure to give your newly planted shrubs plenty of water to establish strong root systems.

First Year Care for Shrubs

Do not use fertilizer for the first year. Use a root stimulator instead. It promotes solid root growth to support the plant as it grows larger.

Feeding an Fertilizing for Shrubs

Woody plants like shrubs and trees do best with a slow releasing, low nitrogen fertilizer. A slow release fertilizer is important so that the plant is not forced to grow too fast while getting the nutrients that your shrubs will need.

Ask Us About Shrubs

We have a great selection of shrubs! Our gardeners are experts when it comes to shrubs. Visit our greenhouse in Mukwonago for the best selection of shrubs in greater Milwaukee.

About Thomas Greenhouse & Gardens

We have the best selection of foliage and flowering shrubs and bushes for your yard. We care for our shrubs in our tree nursery. Our shrubs are strong, healthy and ready to be planted in your yard.  We are the best choice for plants, flowers, shrubs and trees. Thomas Greenhouse & Garden Center is in Mukwonago near Burlington, Lake Geneva, Racine, Waukesha and Milwaukee.

Get in Touch!

Find us in Mukwonago, learn when we are open, drop us a note or follow us on Facebook!