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Shrubs often won't bloom the first year they're planted, drought or not. They always focus on getting their roots going first. Sometimes they won't even bloom much in the 2nd year, but by year 3 you'll get a much better show. They're very drought tolerant once they're established so once it's got its roots going really well you should see blooms even in a dry year.