Have any of you grown Ninebark in semi-shaded rather dry conditions? I am looking for alternative shrubs for my front garden (NW side). I can't seem to grow hydrangea as it is too dry. I have a weigela (red Prince), a varigated dogwood, blue danube juniper, and a calgary juniper there already plus some perennials. I have a big space behind the blue danube, under the front window that needs to be filled. It gets sun for a few hours at the end of the day.
To make a long story short, I thought I might try Ninebark.
Any other ideas for shrubs? I would like to hear about your experiences.
Thanks very much.