Help! Shrub reques...
I need to select some shrubs to use as a privacy screen in a side yard. The backdrop for these are some Thuja Green Giants, which are coming along nicely with some serious TLC.
Zone 5 (IL)
Would like to top out at no less than 7-8 feet.
Spread of 4-6 feet or more (flexible on this)
Would prefer evergreen but will consider deciduous if no good evergreen options. Have considered lilac, viburnums, rhodos, butterfly bush. I have some hydrangeas serving the same purpose on the other side of the yard (where there is more shade) and they are growing very well.
I would prefer to stay away from slow growers. Moderate is acceptable. Of course more rapid is preferred.
I would very much appreciate any insight! If I could come up with an evergreen, I would be delighted.