I haven't lost much from my new landscaping, but the clethra anifolia's definitely didn't stick -- they all died.
Can anyone suggest alternatives that will fit my 5'-6' tall and wide holes in my landscape that will do well in a dryish sunny spot? Ideally something which is fragrant and attractive to bees and beneficial insects, and mostly trouble-free. It doesn't need to have showy blooms or leaves, but if they are, it needs to be in cool colors -- white, pink, blue, etc.
I've already determined that azalaeas and hydrangeas hate my house. Gardenia is a possibility, but I'd prefer something not evergreen for this area.