Make the front garden on the north side beautiful - ideas for planting

Make the front garden on the north side beautiful - ideas for planting

Shade compatible characters - tips for trees and bushes

Shrubs and trees are the optical backbone in the stylish front garden design. Where sunlight is in short supply, the following species and varieties are key plants that only show their most beautiful side in light shade:

  • Japanese golden maple (Acer shirasawanum) impresses with yellow leaves and orange-red autumn colors; 250-350 cm
  • Shadow bells (Pieris japonica) also put on their white flower dress in the shade; Growth height 200-300 cm
  • Ball hydrangea 'Everbloom' (Hydrangea macrophylla) transforms the front garden on the north side into a sea of ​​flowers

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Majestic ornamental grasses act as impressive and easy-care structures in the front yard. On the north side, survivors such as the mountain riding grass (Calamagrostis varia) or the head-high forest Schmiele (Deschampsia cespitosa) set impressive accents.

These perennials love subdued light - subtle colors for the shade garden

A front garden on the north side is not condemned to a colorless dreariness. On the contrary, ornamental leaf shrubs and shade bloomers come into their floral top form. You will get to know the most beautiful ornamental plants for low-light locations here:

  • Monkshood (aconite) with blue, yellow or purple flower candles; Height 60, 80, 120 or 150 cm
  • Japanese anemone (Anemone japonica) flowers from August until the first frost; 60, 90 or 120 cm
  • The record sheet (Rodgersia pinnata) is a delight as a flowering and foliage perennial with a summer bloom; 50-80 cm
  • Purple bells (Heuchera), shade-blooming ornamental foliage perennials with year-round colors; 20-50 cm

With their aesthetic leaf textures and subtle colors, hostas cannot be missing in the front garden on the north side. The specialist trade has a wide range of splendid varieties ready for you. Niches that are never caressed by the sun are the ideal refuge for ferns, such as the deer-tongue fern (Phyllitis scolopendrium) or the classic forest fern (Athyrium filix-femina).


Twilight and moist warmth on the north side of the house offer algae and moss ideal living conditions. Natural stones or gravel are therefore not advisable as a floor covering. For paving paths or mulching beds, pine bark mulch for the shady front yard is the best choice.