Need Suggestions for Shade Loving Shrub
I need help with a bad spot in my yard. I have about a 6ft walkway between my house and block wall on the east side of my lot. The neighbors have a giant orange tree that shades that area pretty much the entire day, maybe allowing an hour of sun to get through. Since the wall is maybe about 5 feet high and they undercut the orange tree, there is no privacy between our windows and theirs and it feels a little awkward not to have some sort of screening plants.
I have tried orange bells and cape honeysuckle, neither of them lasted more than a few months. Because there's not much sun and I have landscape fabric down under the rocks, the ground stays pretty wet.
Any suggestions on a 6-10 foot shrub or small tree, 3-4ft wide that can take full shade and soggy soil here?