What ornamental plants would grow well in extremely sandy soil?

Our front yard has extremely sandy soil. Sandburs and cactus grow well there, but the grass always dies out. What other ornamental plants would grow well there?
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Most plants grow in sandy soil if they get enough moisture. Assuming you'd rather not irrigate constantly, choose some of the following plants that do well on sandy sites.

 

Common Name

Botanical Name

Zones

American holly
Amur privet
Butterfly bush
Chinese juniper
Chinese pistachio
Creeping juniper
Flowering quince
Fragrant sumac
Hedge maple
Japanese barberry
Japanese black pine
Japanese pittosporum
Japanese spirea
Kerria
Lavender cotton
London plane tree
Northern bayberry
Pomegranate
Russian olive
Shore juniper
Trailing lantana
White spruce

Ilex opaca
Ligustrum amurense
Buddleia davidii
Juniperus chinensis
Pistacia chinensis
Juniperus horizontalis
Chaenomeles speciosa
Rhus aromatica
Acer campestre
Berberis thunbergii
Pinus thunbergii
Pittosporum tobira
Spiraea japonica
Kerria japonica
Santolina chamaecyparissus
Platanus x acerifolia
Myrica pensylvanica
Punica granatum
Elaeagnus angustifolia
Juniperus conferta
Lantana montevidensis
Picea glauca

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4-7
5-9
4-9
6-9
3-9
5-9
3-9
5-8
4-8
5-8
(8)9-10
4-8
5-9
6-9
(5)6-8
(2)3-6(7)
(7)8-10
2-7
6-9
9-11
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