Evergreen Shrubs for Western Exposure
I am looking to plant some evergreen shrubs as foundational plants. I have a Western exposure with full sun. In the past, other perennials have done well here, such as a firebush which was very overgrown when we moved here. I want a good shrub for privacy and to block the sun on that side of the house, which is brutal. I want plants that grow quickly to at least 10 ft. I love azaleas and rhododendrons, but I assume that they want more shade, and most ones I locate by searching on the web do not get as large as I want (sun-loving dwarf-types that stop at about 4 ft.). I was thinking also of Rose of Sharon, but it is deciduous here, I believe, and I would like year-round foliage. I would also like a flowering shrub if possible.
Does anyone have any suggestions? :)
Thanks so much!