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Grow Spooky Plants

Updated: Oct 17

It’s that spooky time of year! Time for Halloween color, spectral silhouettes, and ghostly blooms. Grow these spooky, shadowy trees and shrubs to help make your garden hauntingly seductive. Read on for ideas from Monrovia!

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Green Showers Boston Ivy - Monrovia

Green Showers Boston Ivy

Candy corn colored foliage covers this self-clinging, vigorous, vine that drops its leaves to reveal a twisty, skeletal pattern against bare walls in late autumn.

Full sun. Spreading to 50′ long.

Sweet Autumn Clematis - Monrovia

Sweet Autumn Clematis

If the hit of late summer fragrance isn’t too much to bear, the apparitional wall of silvery seed heads on fall’s bare branches seals the deal.

Up to 20′ tall with support.

Winter Jewels Black Diamond - Monrovia

Winter Jewels® Black Diamond Lenten Rose

Hellebores were once used as a weapon against witches and evil spirits. In late winter to spring, the evergreen foliage is adorned by deep purple to near black blossoms.

Full shade to partial sun. 15″– 18” tall, 18″ – 22″ wide.

Black Satin Blackberry - Monrovia

Black Satin Blackberry

Semi-erect canes make it easy to pick the juicy, deep blue-black berries, and with the fruit on a thornless bramble, this plant feels like a trick and a treat.

Full sun. Up to 8′ tall, 6′ wide.

My Fair Maiden Grass - Monrovia

My Fair Maiden™ Maiden Grass

“What was that?” Papery blades rustle in the breeze at dusk, while the dense, upright habit makes for the perfect hiding place. Boo!

Full sun. Up to 8′ tall, 5′ wide.

Obsidian Heuchera - Monrovia

Obsidian Heuchera

In gem lore, Obsidian is a strongly protective stone believed to enhance psychic power. But you don’t need a crystal ball to see this black-leaved beauty in your future.

Partial shade to full sun. 8” – 10” tall, 16” wide; blooms reach 24″ tall.

Blue Enchantress Hydrangea - Monrovia

Blue Enchantress® Hydrangea

Lush flowers fade to vintage, cream-splashed green for a decadent decomposition. Midnight black stems carry the blooms with Miss Havisham-esque beauty.

Partial shade to partial sun. Up to 5′ tall and wide.

Black Dragon Japanese - Monrovia

Black Dragon Japanese Cedar

Any plant named “Crypto”meria is bound to make this list, but this particular plant has a cat-awampus branching habit that looks rather spooky in moonlight

Partial to full sun. Up to 10′ tall, 4′ wide.

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