Flowering Shrub for Shade?
So I'm trying to cover up a six foot privacy fence on the north side of my house. Deciduous trees are overhead, so there is some early spring sun, but mainly it's shady and dry. For a brief moment I was thinking about covering the fence in ivy, but I came to my senses fairly quickly. So now I'm thinking some nice, big, flowering shrubs. Hydrangea is a possibility but I think it's too shady for Oakleaf or Peegee to be really happy there, and macrophyllas don't really get very tall. I could also go with a nice dense evergreen type shrub - a pretty backdrop for a bigger flower bed. But either way, I'm drawing a blank on a 6-8' shrub that likes the shade around here. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!