Plant Type: Tree, Native
Water Needs: Moderate 3
Exposure: Morning sun, Partial sun
Height: 30 ft. - 50 ft. Width: 30 ft. - 50 ft.
Shade of some type is a common occurrence in most landscapes and gardens. It can range from deep and virtually year round as in the case of spaces confined by tall buildings, or ephemeral on a daily basis as the angle of the sun changes throughout the day. Shade often increases as trees mature, impacting the understory plants that were adapted to greater levels of sun. Some plants need this shade to avoid sunburn to soft foliage and to reduce heat and evapotranspiration stress.
This list includes plants that are adapted to varying amounts of shade, and that often do best with regular moisture throughout the year. Not too many species grow in deep shade; instead, most plants on this list do well in partial shade during the day and different seasons of the year.
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