sallyg said:I don't like Forsythia, it gets huge and rangy and not pretty except the week in bloom.
I have straight old fashioned Weigela, blooms acceptably well in all day shade I think the shape of Weigela is much like the shape you would have had with Azalea. But not evergreen.
Not sure about the V.
P S. Azalea is about the most common yard shrub in Maryland. Yes, sources say quite toxic but no one knows that and they all have dogs.