Another Rose versus Drought-Resistant Shrub?
I've finally taken out Souvenir de Germain de St. Pierre, a tea rose that after more than three years still has insubstantial flowers that go limp in the heat almost immediately. It's in a difficult position with morning shade and afternoon sun and I'm wondering what to put in its place. I'd considered Wild Edric but am actually looking for something taller to shade the French door behind it from the hot afternoon sun. Whatever I decide on should be 5-6 feet tall and about 5 feet wide.
Can anyone suggest a flowering, drought-resistant and tough shrub that would meet the above criteria? There are columnar junipers and then lavender crape myrtles flanking this area. Thanks for any advice.