As you can see we have a small narrow back yard but we still planted 8 trees for privacy. Most of my flower beds are in shade and it has taken me awhile to figure out which are the best plants for this challenge.
Limelight Hydrangea Tree. This Hydrangea Tree grows up to 6-8 ft. tall & 4-5 ft wide. They bloom in early summer & have long-lasting flowers that turn to pale & blushing pink in autumn. Carefree, durable & resistant to both pests & diseases. Zones 3-8. Drought tolerant once established. Adapts to most soil types!
"A nice way to transition from solid, hard surfaces (such as the sidewalk, driveway, and even the house itself) is to edge the front yard with a few feet’s worth of landscaping. Some shrubbery, flowers, even a tree or two are perfect in easing us from the visual leap to concrete to grass."