Shade Tolerant Trees

Selecting trees that will grow in shady sites can be difficult. Most trees need some sun to thrive but there are some trees that are adaptable and will tolerate lower light locations in the landscape.

Blue Grass recommends trying Balsam, Poplar, Bylands Green Poplar, Dancing Flame Trembling Aspen, Golden Willow, Guardian Aspen, Harvest Gold Linden, Hawthorn Hicks Yew* Laurel Leaf Willow, Prairie Skyrise Aspen, Redmong Linden*, River Birch, Serviceberry, Silver Queen Maple*, Swedish Aspen, Tower Poplar, Trembling Aspen and Tristis Poplar.