All shade is not equal. Some shady conditions will yield much more produce than others will, while some areas are better left for hostas and moss. Gardeners should be familiar with the different types of shade, but should also keep in mind that measuring how much shade your garden gets isn’t always easy.


Shady spaces in your garden can be a challenge when it comes to deciding what to plant. However, with the right choices, these areas can be transformed into lush, beautiful gardens that thrive in the unique climate of Victoria, Australia.


Fine Fescue

When it comes to grass, one of the best options for shady spaces is Fine Fescue. This grass is tolerant of low light conditions and can handle partial shade, making it a great choice for under trees or in other shady areas.


For plants, Hostas are an excellent choice. They come in a wide range of sizes and colors, and they thrive in shade. They can be grown in borders, or as a ground cover, and they will add a beautiful splash of color to any shady space.



Another great option for shady spaces are ferns. Ferns are low maintenance and come in a wide variety of varieties, making them a great choice for filling in empty spaces in your garden. They also do well in the damp soil that is often found in shady areas.


Japanses Maple Tree

When it comes to trees, the Japanese Maple is a great choice for shady spaces. This tree has a beautiful shape and its leaves change color in the fall, adding interest to your garden all year round.


Dogwood Tree

The Dogwood is another option, which is a deciduous tree with a dense canopy and beautiful flowers in the spring. It also prefers a moist environment and can handle the cooler temperatures often found in shady areas.


In conclusion, shady spaces in your garden don’t have to be a problem. With the right choices, you can create a beautiful garden that thrives in Victoria’s unique climate. Fine Fescue grass, Hostas, Ferns, Japanese Maple, Dogwood are some of the best options for growing in shady spaces. Consult with a local landscaper to get advice on what will work best for your specific space and enjoy your beautiful garden all year round!



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The team at Vic Turf & Landscape Solutions