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I am planning the total remake of my foundation planting, but I am not sure what plants will be happy there.
The front yard is almost precisely North facing. So for the most of the day the area is in the deep shade. Except for the few hottest hours of the day. In the summer it is about 3-4 hours of the scorching midday sun. So I am afraid it is too much sun for the shade loving plants and too little for those that enjoy sun. And even for part-sun plants it is usually recommended morning or afternoon sun.
Currently some azalea and boxwood shrubs grow there. And they are doing fine. I have tried ferns, brunera and Lady's mantle and unless they were tucked under the azaleas, they totally hated it.
Some of the plants I am considering are hydrangeas, Japanese maples, small conifers (P.pungens 'Montgomery'),
hakonechloa and hellebores.
What do you think?