Shrubs for shaded hill
I'm trying to find ideas for shrubs that can tolerate life on a dusty west-facing slope (the 'soil' is dust, not the air), in mostly dappled shade but for sunset, when they'd get a straight shot of hot, setting sun? The slope is infested with ground-digger wasps, who don't seem to like planted areas. I'd sheet compost to avoid digging into the little *beeps'* nests, and plant after the compost has cooked down. So the dust would become arable, but lighting remains the same. The trees providing that shade are tamaracks (messy things that came with the place). And the strongest winds lash in from the west. Any suggestions, pretty please?
Thank you for any advice or recommends!