What would you put here?
We want something to cool down this side of the house that gets full sun. We'd like something as tall as 6-8 feet but that wouldn't get wider than maybe 4-5 feet--just so we can still walk on this side of the house if necessary. (We'll be getting rid of the satellite dish but will still need to access the faucet here--our house builders didn't put one in the back!)
Would want something that can stand hot and dry. Would prefer something evergreen that gets flowers.
Read a description of abelia last night and it sounded perfect but I have since learned that most cultivars are around 4 feet. Taller ones would get too wide. It's too bad because I love the idea of attracting hummingbirds and butterflies at the same time.