Anyone Hide an A/C Unit with Plants...in Shade?
I have tried unsuccessfully to camoflage my A/C unit that is in my back yard. My backyard faces NW. I've tried four Yews, of different Yew varieties, and all died. First, the area is in full shade, which is probably great for the A/C unit itself. Second there is a tree a few feet away from the unit, providing the aforementioned shade, but also hogging the water from plants attempting to grow there. Third, the A/C unit blows warm air out while it is running; I spaced the Yews a couple of feet away from the A/C, but they still got blown upon.
Someone suggested Lamium Galeobdolon, which would grow in dry shade, although it's likely not tall enough to camoflage the A/C, but might be better than having nothing there. Do any of you have plants that have camoflaged your A/C units, which is about 2-3' high? Or should I just give up on the idea?