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Shrubs for Shade?

We have a very shaded area in the back of our yard, and are looking for some shrubs that would help provide a screen between our yard and the neighbor's.

Question:

We have a very shaded area in the back of our yard, and are looking for some shrubs that would help provide a screen between our yard and the neighbor’s. Any suggestions for something that would grow around 6′ high (ideally) and be happy in the undergrowth of several trees?

—Lauri Kraft

Answer:

Hi Lauri,

I few deciduous shrubs come to mind.

Hedge Cotoneaster

Wentworth Viburnum (would eventually get larger than 6′, but could be trimmed back)

Aronia, Chokeberry

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