To transplant, or not to transplant... that is my question
In a few months a year will have passed since I planted the shrubs by my new dry creek, most of them are growing splendidly but I'm contemplating transplanting a few. My main concern is that one of the Sambucus mexicana plants has grown easily 2-4 times as much as the other three, leading me to think that the stunted ones are getting too much shade. The slow growers are all planted where I really wanted some fast privacy, so I'd rather not wait another year to see if they'll take off.
It's a difficult area to plant because it's shaded by my neighbors' redwood trees, so it gets very dense shade most of the time. There is a bit of morning or late afternoon sun depending on the season, one side gets more in the winter and the other in the summer.
I know that there's probably nothing that will grow fast in the shade, but is there anything that will grow well at all in these conditions? Preferably something that will grow 12-20' tall and provide good screening? Or should I just wait another year and see if the elderberries will do better once they gain some more height and can reach a little more sun?