Answer: The following shrubs will grow in the shade and stay about 4' tall: Dwarf burford holly (Ilex cornuta rotunda burfordii), Dwarf Chinese holly (Ilex cornuta rotunda),
Dwarf pittosporum, Bridal wreath spirea, and Nandina (harbour dwarf, gulf stream, or nana).
These shrubs grow 5-8 feet tall:
Japanese boxwood, Fraser photinia, Green Pittosporum, and Indian hawthorne.
Good luck with your new shrubs.
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