border between woodland and grass
I have a 20 foot deep, 100 feet long border between the lawn and a woodland. I cleared the area of invasive vines, japanese honeysuckle etcand the area is now nearly vacant. There are large dogwood shrubs (gray or silky??) which cover maybe 20% of the area, a few elderberry .....I want to add some understory trees - was thinking of hawthorn, dogwood and am looking for suggestions for shrubs. I have bought a spicebush, northern bayberry and several witch hazel...Any other suggetsions? The outer edge of the area gets quite a bit of sun. I have some red sprite holly that I could move there if it would work. And a Dragon Lady Holly as well. And would you plant in drifts, groupings or randomly?