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I have a north facing wall with no trees casting any shade on the new planting space. The space is 5 feet by 14 feet, with windows starting five feet from the ground. In the summer, it gets sun from about 12 noon till the sun sets. Is this too much sun?
I'm getting up in years and have been weaning out plants that require a lot of attention. I understand Azaleas are pretty trouble free, but don't like to go dry. I need to keep the size down also. No more than 5 feet in width for my space. Height could be up to five feet. A deep pink would be nice, and if you have any suggestions, I'd sure appreciate names. At this point, any information is good, so thanks for your help.
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Other shrubs to consider are:
- Weigela spp. - Choose a more compact variety
Viburnum - there are some very fragrant viburnums that are more compact
Hydrangea macrophylla varieties - Endless Summer series blooms most of the summer. Most of these grow only 4-5 feet tall.
Potentilla fruticosa - easy to grow
Spiraea japonica - very easy to grow