I am trying to make a hedge row of sorts and I'm having to work around a giant pine tree of sorts (I don't know what type it is), a big quince bush, huge clump of pampas grass and a dwarf fig and peach tree. I basically have a bunch of gaps to fill in, because all of these plants are pretty much in a row about 10-14' from my fence line. I have a few plants around my yard that I need to either plant or move to work with, but none of them seem to be shade loving. (vining jasmine, forsynthia, european elderberry, blueberry bushes).
I'm wondering what LARGE shrubs (6' tall minimum and preferably wide spreading so I don't have to buy too many. Very limited budget!) will grow well in full or mostly dappled afternoon shade? They can be either evergreen or deciduous. If they are edible, bonus!! One area I have to fill is over 14' wide and another is 7' wide. I am in Oregon, zone 8b. (I do plan on planting Oregon grape holly, but more towards the front of the hedgerow.)
Thanks for any and all help, suggestions, whatever!
I've heard mixed things about forsynthia and elderberry in dappled shade...so I'm considering attempting it? Not sure?
I would look into The cold hardy Camellia Sinensis, and Gogi Berry. They both will grow in half shade, and if you like green tea or Gogi berries your in luck! There are plenty of other options I'm sure; however, those two should work just fine. The Gogi is deciduous and the Camellia should be evergreen.