Answer: You do not have to use the exact same shrubs on both sides unless you prefer a symmetrical look in your plantings. However, it does bring a sense of continunity to the planting if you repeat at least one of the shrubs. For example, use some azaleas again or use some arborvitaes again. You could mix in some summersweet clethra or Itea virginica(look for smaller growing cultivars if size is an issue) the white flowered Hydrangea arborescens "Annabelle" or a shrub dogwood such as the variegated Cornus sericea "Elegantissima" for example. Enjoy your planting!
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