The area only gets a couple (2-3 at most) hours of sun in the morning. The area is down a slight slope, so I think the soil stays moist there, but not muddy. I tested my soil. pH is slightly acidic. I need to get the phosphorous and nitrogen up. Also the fence runs east to west and I'll be planting on the north side of it. I think I'll post this in the shady gardens forum as well. I was thinking hydrangeas too, or peonies, but I'm not sure that will be enough sun for peonies. I love azaleas and was thinking of something along the northern lights line. What do you guys think? Any other suggestions?
Do you think azaleas would do well in this spot?
Northern Lights Azaleas usually need more than 2-3 hours of Sun to bloom well. I would try Rhododendrons such as some of the yakusimanum hybrids
Check this out JeniLyn: http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/DG2386.html