How can I disguise a central air unit/compressor?
I just moved into an apartment with a fenced back yard. Unfortunately, there is a central air compressor in the backyard for the dentists office downstairs. It is really unsightly. I would love to disguise this, but am not sure how to do it. I would rather plant a flowering bush of some sort, than build a fence. I would prefer that it didn't grow too high, the unit is 2.5'wide x 3' high x 3' deep. I need to plant it probably about 18" away from the unit, so as to not block the vents, and to allow someone to access it should it need to be serviced.
Here are some photos:
**I know what youre thinking: "You have a lot more work to do than just planting around that compressor" -- We just moved in and there is a lot of work to do!**
I was thinking maybe hydrangea, or rhododendron, but as the yard is small, I would like something that doesn't grow out too much.
Any advice or input is greatly appreciated.