· Brent Wilson's Answer
· Jaclyn - That's a good description of the area:-) Since it's on the east side it will get morning sun with afternoon shade. With that in mind, and the maximum 4 feet height and evergreen foliage, the following plants might be good considerations (in no certain order):
Encore Azaleas (most grow 3-4 feet in height)
Dwarf Variegated or Dwarf Green Aucuba
Soft Caress Mahonia
Yewtopia Plum Yew
Gulf Stream Nandina
Frost Proof Gardenia
Eleanor Tabor Indian Hawthorne
Shishi Gashira Camellia (This is a dwarf)
You could also use the Yeddo Upright Hawthorne however these will require pruning at least once a year to keep the plant to four feet height, and to keep them dense and full. I have some planted on the side of my front porch that receive morning sun with afternoon shade. I've neglected to prune over the past few years and they've become quite leggy. Will cut them half way back next month (end of February) and hope they bush back out.
Hope this list helped. Let me know if you have any other questions.