tree or shrub for difficult spot
Hello all. I'm very slowly (excruciatingly slowly -- skills and funds in short supply!) turning my small urban backyard into a woodland garden. It started out as ugly lawn with a Norway Maple and now it's got a serviceberry and some wild columbine growing nicely, plus a forsythia (I know it's not native -- but my neighbor dug hers up and it would otherwise have been discarded)and plans for a crabapple. Anyway, I have a spot, about 8' by 10' between the garage and shed that gets bright direct afternoon sun for 2-3 hours a day and is otherwise in shadow. I foolishly planted some hollyhocks against the shed and they do bloom but are very scraggly. I'd appreciate some ideas for something to plant in this spot. I'm afraid to plant anything that loves shade since it does get that short period of intense sun, but it doesn't seem like sun lovers will thrive there either. It's also not really 'partial shade' so much as full shade most of the time. Any ideas? Thanks!