Arbor Vitae in shade
How well does Arborvitae do in partial shade?
I would like to plant some Arborvitae as a screening shrub. The area I want to screen is along a road, and there is a row of dogwood trees & a large oak about 15 feet in from the road.
here is a pic, entitled 'roadside problem'.( I tried to create shrub beds by putting last fall's leaves in a pile & enclosing it with wire fence.)
I believe the area along the road gets a good deal of sun but I am also concerned that a row of arborvitae or other screening shrubs may compete with the dogwoods for nutrients.
Can anyone suggest good screening shrubs for this area. I also am avoiding plants that grow to a tremendous size (height or width.)