Design suggestion for shrubs behind perennials in narrow area
Last year I created a backyard shrub/perennial bed that's about 35 long and 8 feet wide. (no flowers yet, pulled everything out to re do the bed). I need a couple of different shrubs (a few evergreens would be nice) for the background up against a 6' slat wooden fence. Experimented with camellias last year and they did not thrive. We brought in good garden soil and installed a connection to the sprinkler system this year and the hydrangeas that are across the gravel path from this new bed are thriving- a bit leggy, but blooming their heads off. Morning shade and about 4 hours of pretty hot afternoon sun.
I like varying heights but not too many varieties so it won't take away from the flowers. Suggestions? I have Indian Hawthornes in there now and they are just too short. I don't mind keeping a couple - just not in the back.