woodland planting

woodland planting
Plants that can be planted under trees & in woodland plantings..
Check on Caths Garden Plants website for fuller plant details of most of these plants.
  • Pieris japonica – An evergreen for acidic, well-drained soil in full or part-shade. Works well with Rhododendrons, Azaleas & Yew.
  • Kalmia latifolia – An evergreen for acidic soil that flowers in late spring/early summer. Full or part-shade. Mulch for water retention. Likes a sheltered situation.
  • Rhododendrons – Spring flowering varieties for acidic soil & full or part-shade. A good contrast to Yew.
  • Azalea – Azaleas are members of the Rhododendron family usually spring flowering although some flower in autumn. Generally smaller than Rhododendrons & can be evergreen or deciduous. Like acidic soil in some sun or part-shade.
  • Paeonia suffruticosa (Tree paeony) – Grow in acid to neutral soil in part or dappled shade under trees. Spring flowering.
  • Hydrangea – Summer-autumn flowering (June-Sept) & deciduous. Need a good watering when planting. Best in part-shade. Hydrangea paniculata varieties do not grow well planted under trees as they need more sun.
  • Camellia – Evergreen flowering in autumn, winter or spring. Part or full shade.
  • Cyclamen – Grow well under or even around the base of trees & can last for many years getting gradually bigger.
  • Daphne – Evergreen, flowers in winter or early spring. Full or part-shade.
  • Itea virginica – Can grow in some sun or shade.
  • Viburnum – Deciduous shrubs that like part-shade.
  • Aucuba japonica – A spring flowering evergreen for shade.
  • Hamamelis virginiana – Flowers in late autumn-early winter, Deciduous plant for part-shade.
  • Cornus alba – Spring flowering, deciduous variety for part-shade.
  • Acer palmatum – Deciduous shrub or small tree that doesn’t flower. Grown for its attractive foliage in part-shade.
  • Taxus (Yew) – Evergreen with no flowers for part-shade.


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