Posted: 24/10/2015 at 17:44
Not a camellia in an east facing position as it won't like the early sun on frosted buds and they too look dull when not in flower so are not for a prominent position.
Have a look at choisya ternata Sundance and other golden froms of this shrub. The golden foliage will light up the space all year and, when happy and settled, it will produce scented white flowers.
Avoid fast growing shrubs as they are, by definition, thugs that will need constant pruning and shaping to keep under control.