Laurel HedgeLaurel is the quickest growing evergreen shrub, so if you don't want a conifer hedge, Laurel is the quickest and cheapest way of creating an evergreen garden hedge. Laurels will also provide the most instant hedging as the taller sizes (4ft, 5ft and 6ft) are bushy and can often create an instant screen if planted close enough.
*Boxwood 'Dee Runk' is reportedly the nicest of the columnar boxwoods tolerating shade and clay soils. Total height of 8-10 ft tall can be sheared shorter. Max width about two feet. Advantage over other upright boxwoods is dense growth that won't flop open. Will fit nicely next to the porch stairs and in the corner by the garage.
Golden Lights Hardy Azalea cold-hardy variety successfully withstands harsh temperatures down to -30 degrees F! Covered with bright yellow bloom trusses in late spring. The attractive dark green foliage turns various shades of red during the autumn months. Does best in full to partial shade. 3-5 ft. tall shrub has good resistance to mildew, pests and disease. Potted plants. Zones 4-8. Zones: 4 - 8. Hardy to -30° F. Height: 3 - 5'. Shade Requirement: Full shade to partial shade.