For deciduous screening:
|Instead of bamboo||try red osier dogwood|
Red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea) provides year-round visual interest. White flower clusters erupt in the spring, and the deeply veined, bright green foliage produces rich textures throughout the summer. In fall, the foliage develops hues of red and gold, and the leaves drop in winter to reveal bright red twigs and branches. Red osier dogwood thrives in moist soil but tolerates dry summer heat. This shrub typically attains a mature height of about 10-12′ and spreads nicely to form dense thickets. Red osier dogwood takes well to pruning and thrives in poor soils, making it a perfect choice for home landscapes.