Cryptomeria Japonica Globosa Nana - This small growing globular shrub in an ideal addition to the conifer garden. This could be a conifer substitute for Boxwood. Plants grow slowly into a 3? x 3? flattened globe, with excellent green color throughout the year.
Blue star juniper (Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Star’) the bright steel-blue color of this prostrate conifer looks fabulous with burgundy, golden and other contrasting colors. Full sun. 1'-3' x 1'-4', Hardy in zones 4-8
Agapanthus is a landscape staple in warm-winter regions, and it's no wonder why. This easy-to-grow perennial produces colorful globes of blue or white trumpet-shape flowers in summer and fall. Its strappy evergreen leaves add texture to beds, borders, and containers. Grows to 4' tall in sun to part sun. Zones 7-11
'Emerald n Gold' Wintercreeper. 'Emerald 'n Gold' wintercreeper is a wonderful evergreen for adding color to shaded areas of the garden. The rich green leaves are decorated with a broad yellow edge that takes on a pink or burgundy tinge in winter. If you plant it up against a wall, it may climb like a vine. Size: To 4 feet tall, 3 feet wide Zones: 5-9
Goldflame Spirea (Spiraea x bumalda Goldflame) - Monrovia - Goldflame Spirea (Spiraea x bumalda Goldflame); full sun, 3-4 foot tall but spreads wide. red flowers in summer - foliage in fall is coppery/orange. good heat tolerance.