In my yard: Cottinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ . considered a tree but I grow it as a shrub, whacking it back to the ground each spring to keep the height lower and make it bush out. easily grows tall in a season. glows purple with the sun behind it.
Crown Princess Margareta will form a very attractive shrub with a long flowering season and is ideal for use in mixed borders. The broad arching growth makes it possible to grow Crown Princess Margareta as a free-standing rose set into a lawn.
Azara microphylla ‘Variegata’ is available at Digging Dog Mail Order Nursery. While the species hails from Chile, Azara microphylla ‘Variegata’ originated in Ireland and everything about this evergreen shrub is elegant.