Is drought a problem for you. Once they are established here is a list of 10 drought tolerant shrubs.

Privet- can be used as a privacy hedge Golden vicary privet, seen here, has yellow-green foliage and reaches 10 – 12 feet tall. Without shearing, it develops an attractive vase shape. With just a little pruning, it makes a delightful, dense hedge or screen. It bears white flowers in spring, and is drought-tolerant. Name: Ligustrum x vicaryi Zones: 5 – 9

Bluebeard Latin: Caryopteris Type: Shrub Colors: Blue, pink Tips: Bluebeard is prized for its consistently blue color and mounding, 3- to 4-foot-tall forms that can anchor your landscape plan. Cut them nearly to the ground in late winter to encourage fresh, healthy growth the following year. Credit: Monrovia