Help with Shade Shrub for Front House - Photo Included
I'm looking for hardy shrubs good for z6 (Connecticut) for the front of my house. Would like 4-5' mature height, and good for part-full shade. The photo attached was taken 3 years ago just planted and now:
Shrub on left (shady) and right (part shade) - completely dead.
Middle two shrubs are not dead, but definitely not attractive. They are extremely leggy and not doing well.
I thought I planned it well but now people say I chose the wrong shrubs for the conditions. I felt like a took good care of them. I have some perennials and Hostas in front of them that are doing excellent.
Any ideas on what I can replace them with?