Conifers for Shade--Gentsch White’ hemlock (Tsuga canadensis ‘Gentsch White’) Zone 4–8 (another guide says 3-7); new growth is white so brightens shade areas; provides contrast to dark greens, pest-free & immune to woolly adelgid; 4' tall & wide small fits under taller trees or shrubs, 1-3" growth/yr; prefer little morning sun & well-drained soil. Tolerates deer.
Pink Splash Variegated Weigela Plant This vibrant and colorful pink plant grows into a gracefully arching shrub with dense, funnel-like blooms that flourish from late spring through summer into fall. The striking foliage of this showy shrub adds instant elegance to your garden. -Grows to approx. 60'' H - Perennial Bloom time: June to August - Full sun to partial shade Hardy in zones 4 to 9
Oregon Grapeholly One of the finest flowering shrubs, Oregon grapeholly offers beautiful evergreen foliage. In spring, it bears clusters of golden-yellow blooms that are followed by blue fruits loved by birds. Name: Mahonia aquifolium Growing Conditions: Full shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 4 feet tall Zones: 6-9