For shady or non-sunny areas  there are several trees, plants, shrubs, and perennials that thrive in such conditions. Here are some recommendations:

1. Red Maple (Acer rubrum):



Red Maple is a native tree that tolerates shade well. It features beautiful red foliage in the fall and can adapt to various soil types.

2. American Beech (Fagus grandifolia):

American Beech

American Beech 

American Beech is a large shade tree that grows well in shady areas. It has attractive smooth bark and produces vibrant yellow leaves in the fall.

3. Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis):

Eastern Hemlock

Eastern Hemlock

Eastern Hemlock is an evergreen tree that thrives in shade. It retains its dark green foliage throughout the year and provides an elegant, natural look.

Plants and Shrubs:
1. Hosta (Hosta spp.): Hostas are popular shade-loving perennials known for their attractive foliage. They come in various sizes and colors, adding texture and beauty to shady areas.

2. Astilbe (Astilbe spp.): Astilbe is a perennial that thrives in partial shade to full shade. It produces feathery plumes of flowers in various colors, adding a touch of elegance to shady gardens.

3. Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis): Bleeding Heart is a spring-blooming perennial that prefers shade. It features heart-shaped flowers that dangle delicately from arching stems.

4. Coral Bells (Heuchera spp.): Coral Bells are versatile perennials that come in a wide range of foliage colors and textures. They add interest to shaded areas with their vibrant leaves and delicate flowers.

5. Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica): Virginia Bluebells are spring-blooming wildflowers that thrive in shady woodland areas. They produce clusters of bell-shaped flowers in shades of blue and pink.

1. Foamflower (Tiarella spp.): Foamflower is a shade-loving perennial that forms a dense groundcover. It produces delicate sprays of white or pink flowers, complementing the foliage.

2. Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra): Japanese Forest Grass is a low-growing ornamental grass that thrives in shade. It adds texture and movement with its cascading, arching foliage.

3. Lungwort (Pulmonaria spp.): Lungwort is a shade-loving perennial with attractive spotted foliage and clusters of pink, blue, or white flowers. It brings color and interest to shaded areas.

4. Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum): Jack-in-the-Pulpit is a unique woodland plant that thrives in shade. It features a distinctive flower structure and adds a touch of intrigue to shady gardens.

Remember to consider the specific light conditions and soil type in your shady area when selecting plants. It’s also beneficial to consult with local nurseries or gardening experts who have knowledge of the specific conditions in your region.