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Aurora, IL, 60502 (Zone 5a)
SSD
Jun 4, 2020 5:03 PM CST
We already have these screening shrubs/trees in our backyard (Right to Left in the order written):
a blue spruce, 3 arrowwood viburnums, a dwarf apple tree, one cheyenne privet, a (maybe dying) peach tree, another cheyenne privet, a redbud tree, some empty space and then a small viburnum shrub.

We are thinking of planting some emerald green arborvitaes, 3 in the empty space between the viburnum bush on the left end and the redbud tree and maybe one between the privet and peach tree.

But we do get some shade there from a Maple tree and redbud in our house and a birch and another tree in our neighbor's house, the branches of which are practically in our backyard!

1. Will the evergreens do ok in part shade (they will get a few hours of sun i think)?

2. Will it look ok if we plant one evergreen to the right of the peach tree and the other three to the right and left of the redbud(they will not be symmetrically aligned!)?

Thanks so much for your help and sorry for the long question!
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
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oneeyeluke
Jun 5, 2020 12:09 AM CST
Arborvitae do best when planted in a minimum of six hours or more of direct sun per day
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