We have several large (50 ft?) cedars in our south-facing front yard. Between two of them, spaced maybe 25 ft apart, we put a lot of compost, dug out the ivy that used to grow there, and have tried growing various things there. We have a few small species rhodos that are surviving there but we don't know yet how well they'll bloom. We are thinking of putting some more compost-sand mixture in the area and trying to grow a few skimmia there. The area gets a little sun in the spring and autumn but is mostly shady. We have managed to grow a couple of roscoea there as well. Would skimmia have a reasonable chance of growing there? If so, are there any particular varieities that would do best in that location? We would probabaly water the area once a week in the summer.