Tropical Plants for NC Shade Gardens

Were you aware that tropical plants can grow in North Carolina and some are even shade tolerant? Tropical plants can offer large, lush leaves and interesting textures to your landscape. Read on to learn about some tropical plants for NC shade gardens.

Fatsia japonica

Fatsia japonica

Fatsia japonica is a large tropical plant for your shade garden. If you like large leaf patterns for indoor plants like Philodendron, you might also enjoy this cold hardy plant in a container on your porch. It has white lollipop-like flowers in the Fall that attract pollinators and happens to be deer resistant.

Sabal minor

Sabal minor
Sabal minor is a mid-sized tropical plant known as Dwarf Palmetto. This small species of palm adds large fan-like foliage and spikey textures to a shade garden.

Aspidistra elatior

Aspidistra elatior
Aspidistra elatior or Cast Iron Plant is a small tropical plant that works great in shade gardens or containers. The large vertical leaves glow when the suns hits them right, highlighting attractive veination.

Looking to add some tropical textures to your NC shade garden? Contact Bright Leaf Landscaping at (919) 619-4460 or fill out our online contact form. Design and installation are our expertise, and we are always happy to meet with new clients to discuss potential projects!