Is drought a problem for you. Once they are established here is a list of 10 drought tolerant shrubs.
Korean Velvet Grass (Zoysia tenuifolia) – makes a no-mow groundcover to replace the lawn in zones 9-11
We love Wallowa Mountain desert moss (Arenaria Wallowa Mountain) because it is a walkable groundcover for pathways. Looks like moss but takes dry soil.
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Anchusa azurea–Alkanet. Long-lived, drought tolerant, tough as nails. Annies Annuals
Euphorbia rigida In this Napa Valley garden designed by Ron Lutsko (lutskoassociates.com), clusters of chartreuse Euphorbia rigida add a spritz of lime. The plant thrives with only moderate water.
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
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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