Oak Trees

tall shrub for shade

carolp1429 added on June 2, 2011 | Answered

We live near Chicago and I am looking for a shrub to put in a corner of the yard to hide a telephone pole. I would like it to be at least 8 ft. tall. The corner is shaded and there is a large Oak tree about 10 ft. away. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Answered on June 4, 2011

Not exactly a shrub, but a climbing hydrangea might do well there, either up the telephone pole or on a trellis. Indian hawthorn might work as well. Sky pencil holly would also be an interesting choice.

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