Hello folks. I'm searching for shrubs, understory trees, and wildflowers that do well in shade under oak/hickory trees. I'm located in Central Arkansas, and our summers often get pretty hot and dry. My hill faces west, and the shade is dappled to heavy. I've had success with calicarpa (beautyberry), yaupon holly, and parsley hawthorn and rusty black haw seem to do well also. I'm attempting to plant mostly natives, so even though nandina and winter honeysuckle do well, I'm slowly taking them out. My hill gets pretty dry in the summer and I don't want to be a slave to the water hose. Our dry spell spelled the end of an american holly and dogwood that were planted in the spring. I may try again with the dogwood, but perhaps the holly is a stretch. Any more ideas are welcome. Thanks.