berry bushes on a hot sunny slope
Hi all! I'm new to this site and have been enjoying reading many of the posts in here. I haven't seen this specific question posted--What fruiting shrubs will thrive on a sunny slope? I specifically want berrying shrubs to feed the birds. I live in Zone 5 with mostly clay soil and the slope is a steep, south facing one. The top of the slope is slightly shaded since the backside of the slope has 4 mature pine trees. I would like to plant shrubs at the top of the slope as well as all along the front of the slope. Most of the suitable shrubs I've been able to come up with so far aren't natives, and I would much prefer to stick with native shrubs. Help, anyone!!
Has anyone had success growing amelanchier stolonifera (running serviceberry) on a sunny slope? Sambucus (elderberry) and viburnum are others I have considered but I am doubtful they will recieve enough moisture.