Need a small, dense shade tree or large shrub
I have been planting, pruning and maintaining a property for years. At the front of the house, there is a corner that is dense shade. It is the corner of a garage that juts out before the and the other side is the front of the house. There is maybe 15' x 20' of dense shade that takes up a corner, and of course there is a gutter coming down in this corner. Over the years hollies were once planted and died. Then I planted Rhodies. The ones that grow past this densely shaded area are thriving and blooming. The ones in the dense shade have died.
I am at a standstill with the owner. She wants a tree to hide the gutter, then suggested yews... UGH... no way! I need help. I love to plant shade gardens, and I have no problem with the plants (which are ready to go in after I get this problem solved). Does anyone have an idea of a small tree that can go in this corner?