I am trying to find some shrubs to plant on the North side of my house. This area only gets about 1-2 hours of direct sunlight per day. in addition to this I live in South-central Kansas (zone 6b), so my area can get down to -5 degrees in the winter and over 100 degrees in the summer. We usually see a lot of drought (like right now) all year long, and the wind blows continuously. In addition to all this, we have very sandy soil, so it drains really fast.
Could anyone give me some ideas of shrubs that get 3'-5' tall and wide that would do well in this part of my yard? I am considering Pee wee Oak Leaf hydrangea and Blue Shadow Witch Alder, but does anyone have any other suggestions?